Achieve a rewarding career in the pharmaceutical industry in less than a year.
About The Program
The Pharmacy Assistant program provides students with classrooms that stimulate real-world pharmacy settings and relevant equipment; students are prepared to work as members of an interdependent health-care team.
As a Pharmacy Assistant graduate, you may work for pharmacists in retail pharmacies, home healthcare divisions/companies, institutional settings and pharmaceutical distribution wholesalers/manufacturers.
Note that some career options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.
Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads
- Shoppers Drug Mart
- Walmart Pharmacy
- Toronto Western Hospital
- Rexall Pharma Plus
- Costco Wholesale Pharmacy
- The Dispensary
- Joseph Brant Hospital
- Toronto Medical Pharmacy
*Employment Rate based on 2019 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 3414 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in May, 2021.
Are you interested in working in the booming healthcare industry? Do you want to pursue your new career in a pharmaceutical environment? If so, then the Pharmacy Assistant program is just what you need to get a head start at your new job.
This program prepares you with all the fundamentals you need to serve consumers who require pharmaceutical care. You will take courses which provide you with the overview of theories and principles to succeed as a Pharmacy Assistant. You will learn how to accurately and safely process prescriptions, the proper extemporaneous compounding techniques, pharmacy software process, anatomy and physiology terminology, retail pharmacy best practices, CPR and First Aid, and pharmacy mathematics.
The program combines instructor-led training with a work placement designed to prepare students for a successful career in healthcare.
Students enrolled in the program receive:
- 6-week internship for hands-on experience.
- Microsoft Office and Windows are included in the tuition fee.
Anatomy, Physiology and Terminology
Career Planning & Preparation - Level 1
Career Planning & Preparation - Level 2
Digital Literacy for Professionals
Pharmacy Assistant Internship
Pharmacy Law and Ethics
Retail Pharmacy Practice
Student Success Strategies
– High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)
– Demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written)
– Passing score on the entrance assessment
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