The Pharmacy Technician two-year diploma program is committed to providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent and effective members of the healthcare team and to meet the needs of employers as determined by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP).
CCAPP’s goals encompass the attainment of National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice and Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association (CPTEA) standards. Each course in the Pharmacy Technician program is outlined with accompanying objectives, and learning outcomes are incorporated into the curriculum. The program includes coursework, team-oriented projects and a final 12-week clinical placement at different sites focusing on areas of technical learning, interpersonal skills, teambuilding, communications and professional practice. This provides diverse opportunities for students to gain confidence and improve competencies and enhance skills in all facets of the pharmacy technician’s role.