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Pharmacy Assistant

Do you have a passion for patient care, exceptional organizational skills and envision supporting a dynamic healthcare team in a community pharmacy? If this sounds like your skillset, this career could be a perfect fit.



Program Duration
Full Time: 44 weeks
In-class schedule: Monday to Friday
Practicum Duration
240 hours
Financial Aid
Various payment options. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.


As a pharmacy assistant, you are a vital member of a healthcare team. You provide key support in a pharmacy environment, from preparing and distributing prescribed medications, entering orders and filling prescriptions, to ensuring that the pharmacist has verified and approved the prescription before giving the medication to the patient.

Your excellent communication and organizational skills provide the foundation for you to take note of all relevant medical details and prescription information, count and categorize pills, verify inventory with the pharmacist and provide compassionate customer care. You may even be involved with the billing process for patients.

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This program is 44 weeks, including 240 hours of practicum with on-the-job training, offsite with potential employers. Our Pharmacy Assistant program provides you with an interactive learning experience on key topics such as compounding and dispensing prescriptions and customer care. The curriculum covers areas such as: role of the assistant, dispensing, provincial and federal legislation, pharmacology, community procedures, compounding drug distribution systems, pharmaceutical calculations and more. You will also learn computer and communication skills and come away feeling confident in your ability to provide exceptional patient care.

Upon graduation, you will be highly skilled and have the opportunity to pursue employment in retail pharmacies, public or private school boards, home healthcare or long-term care facilities, community pharmacies or within the public health service.


Beyond Anderson College’s industry-expert instructors, easy-to-use learning materials and real-world training – what sets us apart, is a community of support, sharing your interests and goals for creating a life-changing career path, one that will become like a family as you navigate your way to success.


  • Gain real-time knowledge and best practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors and offsite through a practicum with pharmacy assistant employers
  • Apply the technical skills learned to provide quality patient care, through practical training within a simulated pharmacy setting
  • Learn, alongside your fellow classmates, how to provide support to patients and a healthcare team and work within a professional environment


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