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Retail Pharmacy

Do you have a passion for patient care, and want to use your organizational skills and eye for detail to support a key healthcare team? If this sounds like your skillset, this career could be the perfect fit for you.

Brantford

Program Duration
Full Time: 26 weeks
In-class schedule: Monday to Friday
Brantford Campus
Practicum Duration
240 hours
Financial Aid
Various payment options. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

RETAIL PHARMACY DIPLOMA

As a retail 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.

Is a Career as a Retail Pharmacy Professional Right for You?

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This fun, online quiz takes 4 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Determine your strengths, align your passion and interests with a training program and discover the positions best suited to you. Get your Retail Pharmacy Career Discovery Quiz score now!

WHAT TO EXPECT

This program is 26 weeks, including 240 hours of practicum with on-the-job training, offsite with potential employers. Our Retail Pharmacy 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: anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, drugs and abbreviations, dosage forms and routes of administration, as well as pharmacy services in a retail setting and related legislation. You will 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.

WHAT SETS US APART

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.

FROM CLASSROOM TO LIFE

  • Gain real-time knowledge and best practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors and offsite through a practicum with retail pharmacy 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 quality support to customers and a healthcare team and work within a professional environment

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