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 Pharmacy Technician
SchoolSaskatchewan Polytechnic
LocationSaskatoon, SK, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 13,000
Length73 Week(s)
Entry Grade (%)*65% to 100%
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants are required to have Grade 12 with a minimum of 70% in each of the following subjects: Foundations of Math 30 or Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30. Applicants must also have a minimum overall average of 65%. A minimum of 70% in Math A30 is also accepted.

Cost shown is for Year 1 of the program.
DescriptionDemand for pharmacy technicians is growing. You will be part of a pharmacy team, filling prescriptions, assisting patients, maintaining records and more. Your focus will be the accurate preparation and delivery of medications to your patient. It’s a career that demands careful attention to detail, a high degree of integrity and lifelong learning. There is zero tolerance for math errors, so you will need to be good at basic math. You will also need to be comfortable following strict procedures and a good communicator who is comfortable talking with patients and other health professionals. Pharmacy technicians have strong organizational skills, are multi-taskers, and utilize precise written and oral communication within their workplaces.

You will find a lot of career doors open to you. Most Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads work in hospitals, but there are also jobs in community pharmacies, drug manufacturing facilities and other businesses involved in medication distribution and support.

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