As a Pharmacy Technician, you work alongside pharmacists, other health care providers and the patient to fulfill health and drug-related needs and optimize safety. You uphold and demonstrate professional standards of practice, codes of ethics and policies, all practiced within the legal requirements of the industry. Some of your duties may include taking prescriptions in-person or over the phone, preparing medications, managing inventory systems. You will also be ensuring quality patient care by giving clear and professional instructions using medical devices, and interviewing patients to obtain the best possible medication history.
In addition, you’re committed to maintain and enhance your personal growth and professional development, as well as your ability to comply with the standards of a pharmacy setting by making evidence-based decisions. You also work as a liaison between the pharmacists and the public, helping set up consultations and recommendations.
At Anderson College, students gain rigorous laboratory practice to ensure they are professionally competent to enter the profession which will help them to build a rewarding career. The program also includes a 9-week practicum with on-the-job training, which takes place off-site with potential employers. It is a comprehensive program with learning outcomes aligned to the Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association (CPTEA), and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) competencies.
As a Pharmacy Technician, students will be able to work in a wide range of facilities such as Hospital Pharmacies, Community Pharmacies, Long term Care Pharmacies, Software Companies, Community Colleges, the Pharmaceutical Industry, and many more!
For more information about this program, please visit the Pharmacy Technician program page or contact us!