If you are interested in a career as a Pharmacy Technician, Westervelt College will provide you with the training you need. With hands-on training in a state-of-the-art simulation lab and practicum terms in retail and hospital/institutional facility settings, you will learn the skills needed for this amazing career opportunity.
Pharmacy Technicians work collaboratively with Pharmacists and members of the health care team in the promotion of wellness, disease prevention, and the management of chronic diseases.
Pharmacy Technicians are responsible and accountable for ensuring accuracy in product preparation and release. In Canada, Pharmacy Technicians are regulated in all provinces except Quebec.
Consider the Pharmacy Technician Program if you:
- Are detailed-oriented and well organized
- Enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment
- Are self-motivated and is committed to lifelong learning
- Have strong interpersonal communication and critical thinking skills
- Enjoy computer technology
- Have good manual dexterity
- Are caring and empathetic
Westervelt College Pharmacy Technician Program will provide you with the specialized training you will need to work in a community, hospital, long-term care or other pharmacy settings. In addition, the program teaches students the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the ever-changing pharmacy industry.
Westervelt College London Campus Pharmacy Technician Lab
The program will help you enhance your skills by providing you with a comprehensive knowledge base in core subjects such as Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology, pharmacy calculations, pharmacy legislation, compounding, and sterile aseptic technique.
With hands-on training in a state of art simulation lab, you will learn to:
- read, understand and interpret medication orders
- prescription data entry using current industry software
- Prepare, package, label, and dispense medications
- Perform sterile and non-sterile compounding
- Inter-Professional collaboration, critical thinking and identify problems pertaining to drug therapy
The Mission of the Pharmacy Technician Program is to provide a comprehensive, dynamic education designed to prepare graduates for their role as a Registered Pharmacy Technician.
To create an innovative and collaborative learning environment that fosters personal and professional development, appreciation for diversity, mentorship, and critical thinking.
Tuition & Fees
Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program tuition fees for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.
|Uniforms and Equipment:||$120.00|
|Professional Exam Fees||$2,075.00|
Includes tuition, books, supplies, and uniform. Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please note, above total is effective as of August 1, 2020. Current program total cost is $19,770.00
The Pharmacy Technician program is a highly sought after program where applications often exceed available spaces. Applicants to the program must meet all the admissions requirements and complete an admissions interview. Qualified students are enrolled into the program on a first qualified basis until we reach the cohort capacity. Afterwards students will be placed on a waiting list continuing the first qualified basis.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for admission into other, related programs.
Admission into a CCAPP-accredited Pharmacy Technician program should be limited to candidates who provide documentation of one of the following as evidence of language proficiency:
- OSSD or equivalent
- Government issued Photo ID
- Grade 11 or 12 College/University level Math
- Grade 11 or 12 Biology
- Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry
- Grade 11 or 12 English and/or French
- Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening within 90 days of start
- Westervelt Medical Form within 90 days of start
Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test: TOEFL iBT 91 | IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
Prior learning assessment & recognition (PLAR) is available upon request. Speak with your admissions representative for more information.
You will complete a total of 375 hours
- Retail Community Pharmacy placement (215 hours)
- Hospital Pharmacy placement (160 hours)
Graduates of this program will attain competencies specified in the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice and the Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association (CPTEA) Educational Outcomes for Pharmacy Technician Programs in Canada.
Once you have graduated from the Westervelt’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program, you’ll be eligible to write the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Exam. Once you’ve completed the PEBC Qualifying Exam and other registration requirements set out by Ontario College of Pharmacists http://www.ocpinfo.com/registration/ such as the Jurisprudence exam and Structure Practical Training (SPT), you can apply to become a Registered Pharmacy Technician. We strongly encourage our graduates to pursue registration so that they can achieve their full potential.
*Graduates of the Pharmacy Technician program are not entitled to use the designation “Pharmacy Technician” until they are registered with OCP or other provincial regulatory authorities.
The Pharmacy Technician Program of the Westervelt College has been awarded Accreditation Status by the Canadian Council of Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a five-year term July 1 2021, to June 30, 2026.
- Ontario College of Pharmacists
- Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians
- National Association for Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities
- Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
- Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association
- NAPRA Fluency Policy