Pharmacy Assistant Diploma

Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Summary

ABM College’s Pharmacy Assistant diploma program is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge they will require to become a professional Pharmacy Assistant. With hands-on training in simulation labs and a 240-hour practicum in retail and facility settings, students will learn the skills needed for this rewarding and exciting career opportunity.

Engaging Classrooms

I Passionate and knowledgeable instructors use both practical and theory components for easy learning

Real Pharmacy Experience

Students practice their skills in a mock pharmacy lab on-campus and have an extended 6-week practicum in a real pharmacy

Industry-Standard Software

Students learn first-hand with software programs that are mostly used in most modern pharmacy settings

Diploma

Pharmacy Assistant

Length

43 Weeks
37 In-Class
6 Practicum

Location

Calgary Campus

Offered

Classroom
Blended

Available

Mornings
Evenings
Weekends

Career Opportunities

  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Hospital Pharmacy Assistant
  • Clinic Pharmacy Assistant
  • Compounding Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Distribution Clerkpharmacy assistant work
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Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Description

The ABM College Pharmacy Assistant Diploma program gives students the practical skills necessary to be employed as a Pharmacy Assistant. Students gain relevant knowledge of the technical and clerical aspects of the pharmacy profession, including principles of pharmacy practice, pharmacology, software, drug terminology, pharmacy mathematics, inventory maintenance, record keeping, pharmacy equipment, and an introduction to compounding and prescription preparations.

Students end the program with an intensive 6-week practicum that allows them to gather real-world experience in both a retail and facility setting. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are qualified to work as a Pharmacy Assistant in a wide variety of care facility or retail pharmacy environments.

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

Students must meet ONE of these criteria*:
Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with minimum score of 50% in Biology 30, Science 30, Math 30/33, and English 30/33 or equivalents on verified transcript
-OR-
General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) with minimum score of 50% in Biology 30, Science 30, Math 30/33, and English 30/33 or equivalents, successful interview with ABM College Administration, and if student’s first language is not English, Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 with SLE Language Evaluation Test (Accuplacer)

*All students must provide a current proof of immunization report and clear criminal record check prior to admission.

Mature Admission

Students must meet ALL of these criteria*:
1. At least 18 years of age prior to admission
2. At least 50 credits towards an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with minimum score of 50% in Grade 10 English and Mathematics or equivalent -OR- score of 15 or higher on Entrance Exam (Scholastic Wonderlic)
3. Successful interview with ABM College Administration
4. If student’s first language is not English, Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 with SLE Language Evaluation Test (Accuplacer)

*All students must provide a current proof of immunization report and clear criminal record check prior to admission.

Testimonials

Next Program Start Dates:

July 06, 2020

August 04, 2020

Pharmacy Assistant Program Information Kit

This kit includes a program brochure, admissions checklist, and useful information.
    *If you do not reside in Canada, please refer to our International Student page.

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Pharmacy Assistant Course Components

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Diploma Program | Offered in Calgary

The objective of this program is to give students the practical skills necessary to be employed as a Pharmacy Assistant.

Students gain relevant knowledge to the technical and clerical aspects of the pharmacy profession, including inventory maintenance, record keeping, pharmacy equipment, mathematical skills related to pharmacy, and introduction to prescription preparations.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be qualified to work as a Pharmacy Assistant in care facilities or retail environments.

Next start dates: May 7, 2018 || Sep 4, 2019 || October 29, 2018

43 weeks of in-class and lab instruction – Approximately 1,075 hours

Includes 240-hour practicum

 

Course Components:

  1. Keyboarding and Microsoft Office
  2. Principals of Pharmacy Practice
  3. Community Pharmacy Practice
  4. Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  5. Pharmacy Math
  6. Anatomy and Physiology
  7. Pharmacology
  8. Pharmacy Compounding
  9. Pharmacy Software

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful interview with school administration.
  • Able to read, write, and speak English fluently.
  • Provide completed current immunization report.
  • Clean criminal background

 

Mature Admission

  • 18 years or older.
  • Successful completion of the ABM College Entrance Exam with minimum score of 20.
  • Successful interview with school administration.
  • Provide completed current immunization report.
  • Clean criminal background