Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

Pharmacy Technician

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Program Information

School:Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Faculty:Pembina Campus
Degree:Certificate; Co-op
Field of Study:Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Description:The Pharmacy Technician program program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the pharmacist in the preparation and distribution of medications. Program content consists of: Reading prescriptions and selecting the correct medications for dispensing, Using computers to process information, filling prescriptions, and maintaining patient medication profiles, as well as the compounding of creams, oral liquids, and sterile products, Pharmacy laws, ethics and practices, and Performing calculations to determine dosages and quantities to prepare/dispense. A keyboarding speed of 30 wpm is required for program completion.

The Pharmacy Technician program features a twelve-week Work Practicum placement in a local workplace which provides students with valuable on-the-job training and experience. Students will apply skills learned in the classroom and develop new skills through working within an actual employer's facility. Current immunization documentation is mandatory prior to qualifying for Work Practicum placement in a hospital. Hospital practicums are limited and a completed immunization record does not guarantee a hospital placement. Students may be required to undergo a “Criminal Records Check” prior to a Work Practicum placement.

URL:Pharmacy Technician at Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Length:10 Month(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • 2 of  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry 

Applicants should have successfully completed credits or equivalent standing from a Canadian school in: Grade 11 Consumer or Applied Math (30S), Grade 11 English Language Arts (30S), and Grade 11 Biology or Chemistry (30S). 20 wpm keyboarding speed is required, and it is strongly recommended that students entering this program have familiarity with a Windows Operating System and some knowledge of word processing. For further information regarding entrance requirements to the College, please refer to the application/admission process on page 6 of the Calendar.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 12, 2016