Healthcare

Pharmacy Assistant

Achieve a rewarding career in the pharmaceutical industry in less than a year. Strengthen your skills further with a 6-week internship for a real-world, hands-on experience.

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    In-Class: Instructor-led classes held in-person at one or more of our 8 campuses.
    Hybrid: Instructor-led classes on a set schedule held remotely on video over the Internet, with some courses delivered in-person at one of our 8 campuses.
    Remote: Instructor-led classes on a set schedule, held remotely live on video over the Internet.
    Online: Flexible schedule with a set weekly pace and the support of facilitators when you need it; delivered over the Internet.
    Preferred Method of Learning is required
    Campus is required
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    Type

    Diploma

    Duration

    32 Weeks

    Internship

    6 Weeks

    Program Outline

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    About The Program

    With this intensive 32-week diploma program, you will learn in a classroom environment that simulates real-world pharmacy settings with the corresponding relevant equipment. Take advantage of our small class sizes to get the attention and guidance you deserve from our instructors, who are immersed in this dynamic industry.

    Career Opportunities

    As a Pharmacy Assistant graduate, you may work for pharmacists in retail pharmacies, home healthcare divisions/companies, institutional settings and pharmaceutical distribution wholesalers/manufacturers.  

    Note that some career options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

     

    Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

    • Shoppers Drug Mart
    • Walmart Pharmacy
    • Toronto Western Hospital
    • Rexall Pharma Plus
    • Costco Wholesale Pharmacy
    • The Dispensary
    • Joseph Brant Hospital
    • Toronto Medical Pharmacy

    Salary

    83 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 20

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 28

    High Wage/HR**

    *Employment Rate based on 2021 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field.

    Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

    NOC Code: 3414 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Dec 2022.

    Available Learning Options

    At triOS College, you can choose the learning option that meets your needs. This program is currently available in:

    In-Class

    Instructor-led classes held in-person at one or more of our 8 campuses.

    Pharmacy Assistant

    Duration: 32 Weeks

    Internship: 6 Weeks

    Program Outline

    Hybrid

    Instructor-led classes on a set schedule held remotely on video over the Internet, with some courses delivered in-person at one of our 8 campuses.

    Pharmacy Assistant

    Duration: 32 Weeks

    Internship: 6 Weeks

    Program Outline

    Program Details

    Are you interested in working in the booming healthcare industry? Do you want to pursue your new career in a pharmaceutical environment? If so, then the Pharmacy Assistant program is just what you need to get a head start at your new job.

    This program prepares you with all the fundamentals you need to serve consumers who require pharmaceutical care. You will take courses which provide you with the overview of theories and principles to succeed as a Pharmacy Assistant. You will learn how to accurately and safely process prescriptions, the proper extemporaneous compounding techniques, pharmacy software process, anatomy and physiology terminology, retail pharmacy best practices, CPR and First Aid, and pharmacy mathematics.  

    The program combines instructor-led training with a work placement designed to prepare students for a successful career in healthcare.

    Students enrolled in the program receive:

    • 6-week internship for hands-on experience.
    • Microsoft Office and Windows are included in the tuition fee.
    Admission Requirements
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    – High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)
    – Demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written)
    – Passing score on the entrance assessment

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    Testimonial

    I enrolled as a fresher without medical background. After graduating, I was immediately hired at the pharmacy where I completed my internship. The individual courses of the program covered all aspects of pharmacy procedures and policies. Our instructors often exposed us to advanced knowledge as they were also highly-experienced professionals.

    Anisha P.

    Pharmacy Assistant graduate