Healthcare

Pharmacy Technician

Pursue your career in the world of healthcare through an education in pharmacy.

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Type

Diploma

Duration

54 Weeks

Internship

Available

Program Outline

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About The Program

The Pharmacy Technician diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue an 8-week field placement for hands-on experience.

Career Opportunities

The Pharmacy Technician diploma program will qualify graduates to pursue positions in hospitals and retail pharmacies.

Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

  • Costco Pharmacy 
  • Shoppers Drug Mart 
  • Pharmachoice 
  • Jean Coutu Pharmacy 
  • Walmart Pharmacy 
  • Medicine Shoppe

Salary

100 %

Employment Rate*

$ 22

Average Wage/hr**

$ 27

High Wage/hr**

*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.

Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

NOC Code: 3219 - **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on Nova Scotia data. Local (or regional) income may vary.

Program Details

Eastern College provides a comprehensive training program for Pharmacy Technicians in Nova Scotia. Graduates of the program will walk away with in-depth knowledge of the role and the skill set required to work within this dynamic profession with its expanding scope of practice.

Pharmacy technicians function as valued members of the health care team. They develop professional relationships with patients and their caregivers, work collaboratively with other health care providers, prepare, dispense and compound medications, manage inventory, perform administrative tasks and assist in the provision of pharmaceutical care. They work primarily in retail pharmacies and hospitals.

The pharmacy technician profession is regulated in some provinces, and our program adheres to standards set by Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs, helping to ensure that our graduates get the education necessary to meet the entry to practice competency requirements developed by regulators for pharmacy technicians across Canada.
The Pharmacy Technician program at the Halifax Campus has been awarded Full Accreditation status by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a five year term January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2021.

At our Halifax campus, our courses are taught by licensed practitioner Karen Barberie, BSc. Pharm (Instructor/Program Coordinator, Halifax).

Provincial Regulatory Bodies:

www.nbpharmacists.ca/

www.nspharmacists.ca

www.napra.ca

www.pebc.ca/

www.capt.ca/

OUR VISION:
To foster the academic and professional development of the Pharmacy Technician role in Atlantic Canada.

OUR GOAL:
To prepare students for eventual employment as Pharmacy Technicians so they meet the national standards in: legal, ethical and professional responsibilities; professional collaboration and teamwork; drug distribution – prescription and patient information, product preparation, product release, system and inventory controls; communication and education; management knowledge and skills as determined by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA). Meeting these standards is accomplished by delivering a curriculum based on the Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association (CPTEA) learning outcomes. Eastern College is committed to supplying the pharmacy community with graduates who recognize the need of collaboration, safety, and accuracy in patient care.

PROGRAMS:
The Structured Practice Experience (SPE) Program is only administered by Eastern College in Halifax. Please click here to learn more.

Students enrolled in this program will receive: 

  • Classrooms that simulate real-world pharmacy settings, including relevant equipment; 
  • First Aid with Heartstart; 
  • Full accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of pharmacy programs for a five year term – January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2021 (Halifax).
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Admission Requirements
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  • High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.
  • A complete standardized health form and program of immunization will be required
  • A Clear Conduct Certificate
  • Language proficiency requirement as per the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities

 

 

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Success Stories

"Eastern College Fredericton has an amazing academic team, and they strive for your success. The support from them is out of this world!!”

Michelle

2019