Be a vital member of a pharmacy! From helping to prepare prescribed medication to answering the phone, inventory management, and operating cash registers, Pharmacy Assistants play an essential role in the operation of a community pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Assistant (PA) diploma program will provide you with an interactive learning experience on key topics such as compounding and dispensing prescriptions. You will be prepared for all aspects of the job.
At the end of your program, you will participate in a 6-week Community Practicum where you will have the opportunity to perform the duties learned in class and in the lab in a real-world community retail pharmacy setting. The practicum placement will be arranged through the college.
Financial assistance is available to students who qualify. For assistance, please contact our Admissions team for more information.
Career opportunities for Pharmacy Assistants exist in retail, institutional and long-term care pharmacies all across Ontario.
Areas of Employment for Pharmacy Assistants:
- Retail Pharmacies
- Home Healthcare Facilities
- Community Pharmacies
- Long-Term Facilities
- Public Health Service
Take the "Westervelt College Pharmacy Assistant Career Training Readiness" Quiz