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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

Total program length: Sydney 15 weeks theory, 4 weeks practicum Dartmouth 26 weeks theory, 4 weeks practicum

admission requirements

Standard Admissions Policy:

  • Grade 12 or GED
  • Admissions Interview

Alternate Admissions Policy:

  • Achieve a level 13 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/Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Pharmacy Calculations for the Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacology 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!

This program prepared me and gave me the confidence to enter the real business world. The close knit atmosphere CBBC has, made me very comfortable. Each and every staff member at CBBC was extraordinarily helpful on my journey in obtaining a full-time Administrative Assistant position in Cape Breton. Courtney MacPhail Administrative Assistant / Offshore Technical Services

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