Why Choose the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program?
The Pharmacy Technician Certificate program prepares students to work in retail, hospital and long-term care pharmacies. Students will gain knowledge and skills relevant to the technical and clerical aspects of the pharmacy profession. Pharmacy Technicians are allied healthcare professionals trained in performing administrative, clerical and pharmacy-related tasks under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
Some reasons becoming a Pharmacy Technician may be a rewarding career move:
This program has been awarded Provisional Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.
Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) are available to students that apply to a particular program and have some training or other non-formal experience in the area of the chosen program. However, the Pharmacy Technician program does not have a Prior Learning Assessment process. Students will be required to complete the entire Okanagan College program in order to graduate.
Next Program Start: April 2017
Length: ~ 20 weeks plus 2 months for practica
Program graduates will have completed the first step to becoming a regulated pharmacy technician. For more information on the regulation process for pharmacy technicians please visit: College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
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