Bow Valley College

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

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Program Information

School:Bow Valley College
Faculty:School of Health and Wellness
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Description:The program has Full Accreditation Status with the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), preparing graduates for the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada's national certification exam. Pharmacy technicians are regulated under the Health Professions Act and register with the Alberta College of Pharmacists. With over 350 lab hours in a state-of-the-art facility, this program integrates cutting-edge technology and emphasizes hands-on training to produce competitive dispensary-ready graduates. Students learn to prepare sterile products in authentic certified sterile production hoods and operate a PACMED® high-speed automated medication packager.

Registered Pharmacy Technicians have an expanded scope of practice that includes responsibilities such as performing final checks on prescriptions and receiving verbal orders from prescribers. Other tasks include compounding mixtures, dispensing medications, or preparing sterile products such as eye drop compounds or intravenous mixtures. Demand is increasing and pharmacy technicians can earn up to $37/hour.
URL:Pharmacy Technician Diploma at Bow Valley College
Length:16 Month(s)
Careers:Pharmacy Technicians

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Once the application has been reviewed, students must score at least 70% on the College's math skills assessment and demonstrates the ability to type 30 words per minute. Proficient manual dexterity is essential. Applicants should have basic computer skills and be detail-oriented with the ability to problem-solve and multi-task. Pre-practicum requirements include a current police information check with a vulnerable sector search (VSS) and an immunization record that meets the program's requirements. Please consult the program website for details.

    * 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 November 14, 2022