Program Overview

Be a vital member of a pharmacy! From helping to prepare prescribed medication to answering the phone, inventory management, and operating cash registers, Retail Pharmacy Assistants play an essential role in the operation of a community pharmacy.

The 6 month Retail Pharmacy Assistant 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 may be available for those who qualify. For assistance, please contact our Admissions team for more information.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Retail Pharmacy Assistant graduates exist in retail pharmacies all across Ontario.

Ares of Employment for Retail Pharmacy Graduates:

  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Public & Private School Boards
  • Home Healthcare Facilities
  • Community Pharmacies
  • Long-Term Facilities
  • Public Health Service
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Curriculum

The purpose of the Externship – Practicum is to allow students to continue to practice their skills in an actual work-like setting. They will learn first-hand how to deal with real-life situations and gain experience within the field. By training within the clinical setting, students will gain an understanding of how to react or act proactively within different situations. They will gain knowledge and practical experience to help develop their understanding of employer expectations. This course allows students to be involved in the educational process with a medical team. The practicum is to be completed in clinical settings, public laboratories, and private laboratories outside of the school.

Westervelt Brantford Campus
39 King George Road, Brantford, Ontario N3R 5K2, Canada
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