Fanshawe College

Pharmacy Technician

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Program Information

School:Fanshawe College
Faculty:School of Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Description:Managing the release of prescription medications is serious business. It requires a commitment to detail and a highly specialized set of technical and interpersonal skills. If you're excited by the opportunity to work on a team that provides much needed support to those most in need, the Pharmacy Technician program will give you the skills necessary to achieve professional success.
You'll begin the program by developing a wealth of knowledge in pharmaceutical and self-care products; pharmacy business concepts and institutional procedures. You'll learn to safely and efficiently prepare non-sterile and sterile products, by working in Fanshawe's state-of-the-art pharmacy lab, through classroom instruction and by participating in various field placement opportunities. You'll learn how to write for the Health Sciences, while studying anatomy and pharmaceutical mathematics.
As a Pharmacy Technician, you'll work collaboratively with a pharmacist to safely and accurately process, prepare and release prescription medications. And when you graduate, a wide range of career opportunities await you, including positions in community, hospital and institutional pharmacies; compounding pharmacies; home health care divisions/companies; pharmaceutical distribution wholesalers; pharmacy application software companies; and pharmacy benefits administration.
URL:Pharmacy Technician at Fanshawe College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,478
Careers:Pharmacy Technicians

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U) - Mathematics ONE OF: - Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M) - Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C) or (U) (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65) OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) WITH: - Communications - Core Mathematics - Chemistry - Biology (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65) OR General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate AND: - minimum final grade of 'C+' or 65 in the required courses stated above OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) WITH: - The combined Language Arts - Reading AND Language Arts - Writing test results having a minimum average Standard Score of 520 AND: - Mathematics ONE OF: - Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M) - Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U) - Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C) or (U) (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65) OR Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    The following items are applicable to the program: - Possession of a Standard First Aid course certificate (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) and a Basic Rescuer course certificate - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (C) in accordance with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Canadian Guidelines for CPR. - Evidence of Good Health - Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening, including a check of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database - Pre-Clinical/Placement Condition

    * 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 July 15, 2021