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Become A Pharmacy Assistant In Months

Pharmacy Assistants are now more important than ever. They play a critical role in the smooth operation of both community and institutional pharmacies. The Pharmacy Assistant program at CBBC Career College in Dartmouth and Sydney is designed to train Pharmacy Assistants to assist registered Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technicians in community and hospital settings.

Throughout the Pharmacy Assistant program, students learn the skills needed to perform the role of a Pharmacy Assistant and how to manage their career. The Pharmacy Assistant courses are taught using both theory and practical hands-on skills training. At the end of the program, students participate in a four-week practicum.

Is the Pharmacy Assistant program right for you?

The Pharmacy Assistant program is a great fit for someone who:

  • Enjoys variety in their job
  • Is Interested in a professional career in healthcare
  • Is Interested in science and healthcare
  • Loves working with the public

All of our programs are returning to in-class learning.

CBBC Career College has recently received notice from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Private Career Colleges Division, all programs currently running remotely are to return to in-person classes effective September 7, 2021.

If anything changes in this regard, we will keep you informed. For programs with a start date of September 7th or later, your start date remains the same as stated on your acceptance letter; classes will be held in person at the campus.

Total program length: 30 weeks (Dartmouth) 19 weeks (Sydney)

admission requirements

Standard Admissions Policy:

  • Grade 12 or GED
  • Admissions Interview

Alternate Admissions Policy:

  • Achieve a level 14 on Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE)
  • Admissions Interview

In addition to the above, applicants must also provide:

  • Vulnerable Sector Check

Program Outline

  • Anatomy, Physiology, And Terminology
  • Business Communications I - English Essentials
  • Career Management
  • Community Pharmacy Dispensing And Lab Skills
  • Compounding For The Pharmacy Assistant
  • Institutional Pharmacy For Pharmacy Assistants
  • Jurisprudence For The Pharmacy Assistant
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Windows/Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Pharmacology For The Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Calculations For The Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Systems Management And Inventory Control
  • Practicum For Pharmacy Assistants

job market

Qualified Pharmacy Assistants may work in community and hospital pharmacies or Long Term Care Facilities. Duties may involve dispensing, compounding, blister packaging, inventory management, records maintenance, operation of computer terminals, customer transactions and Pharmacy Computer Applications. Job opportunities may expand to employment with health care insurers, pharmaceutical computer program companies and possibly to research laboratories and industry. Your possibilities are endless!

CBBC is the best decision that you can make for yourself. The education, the hands-on experience, and the amazing instructors make the time fly by. You learn skills that translate into real job experience. If you are looking to go to college, choose them! Once you become a part of the CBBC family, your dreams become realities! Stephanie Melski Medical Office Assistant / Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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