Pharmacy Technician

Undergraduate Program

Diploma Credentials

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Canadian Imperial College offers an Undergraduate Pharmacy Technician Diploma. This is a two-year foundation program aimed at providing students the knowledge and technical training to work as a Pharmacy Technician in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities and community pharmacies.

School Health
Credits 60
Course Length Four Semesters (2 years)
Hours 20 hrs/week x 68 weeks
Credential Diploma
Delivery Options Onsite, Online, and Combination.
Instruction Options Full-time
Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring
Practicum Yes
Tuition (See breakdown below)
Home Student CAD 10,000.00 / year
International Student CAD 15,000.00 / year

In addition to the Pharmacy Technology Diploma, graduates of this program will also receive certification in First Aid and CPR.

*This program is currently seeking Qualifying Accreditation through The Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP).

Regular Applicants
  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Alberta Grade 12 English Language, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry or
  • Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test that consists of five tests with a minimum score of 450 in each test.
Mature Applicants
  • Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of the full-time senior secondary study for at least one year.
  • Mature applicants without English 12 can write the academic achievement testing (CAT 4) with a minimum of 60% score.
  • Mature applicants must provide proof of English Proficiency test with results.
International Applicants
  • Applicants who are not national students who meet the guidelines established for international students studying in Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • All applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent.
  • Applicants must have proof of English Proficiency test with results.
  • Applicants with non-English documents must provide English translated and notarized documentation.
Minimum English Proficiency Test Result
  • IELTS- International English Language Testing Service:
    • Overall Band of 7.
    • With nothing less than 6.
  • TOEFL (TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL® Essentials™):
    • Overall score of 97.
    • with nothing less than 27.

    Graduates of this program will have acquired the opportunity for employment in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities and community pharmacies.

    Title Credits
    Semester 1
    Professional Role and Ethics 3
    Pharmacology Fundamentals 3
    Foundations of Pharmacy 3
    Pharmacotherapeutics 1 3
    Pharmacy Computer System 3

     

    Title Credits
    Semester 2
    Medical terminology/ Anatomy/ Physiology/ Pathology 3
    Dispensing 1 3
    Healthcare Communication 1 3
    Jurisprudence 3
    Preparation for Practice 1 3

     

    Title Credits
    Semester 3
    Non-prescription AND complementary 3
    Non-Sterile Compounding 3
    Aseptic Technique 3
    Hospital and Institution Practice 3
    Community Health Project 3

     

    Title Credits
    Semester 4
    Pharmacotherapeutics 2 3
    Pharmacotherapeutics 3 3
    Dispensing 2 3
    Preparation for Practice 2 3
    Interprofessional Leadership 3

     

    *Graduates of this program will also receive certification in First Aid and CPR.