Find out how you can work towards a Pharmacy Technician Diploma AND a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health Degree at the SAME TIME!
A Pharmacy Technician is an essential element within the health care team. This program offers low student-teacher ratios with experts who continue to work in the field. As a Pharmacy Technician student, you will gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for success in both retail and hospital settings, and more. You will learn about relevant legislation, health-care ethics, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, customer care, hospital and retail software systems, calculations, inventory management, hospital practice, and infection control. During fourth semester, students travel to Toronto as part of a capstone project that includes visits with pharmacy technicians working in non-traditional roles. This includes research and development facilities, a third party insurance company, research hospitals, Faculty of Pharmacy, and a verterinary compounding facility.
Traditional in-class instruction is enhanced through teamwork, role-playing activities, guest speakers and innovative lessons. A fully equipped community/hospital lab provides students with hands-on experience dispensing medications, compounding pharmaceuticals and developing aseptic techniques.
Students will complete two unpaid four-week work placements under the supervision of a pharmacist/technician during semester four: one in a retail/community pharmacy and one in a hospital pharmacy setting. These placements are arranged by the program coordinator.
The Pharmacy Technician program at Lambton College has been awarded the status of Full Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a five year term from 2013 to 2017.
O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
A minimum grade of 60% in the following:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Biology C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U
Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant testing for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English and Math. The test(s) will determine proficiency in required admission subjects. For all other admission requirements applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.
This program has English Proficiency requirements for International Students.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all core courses in order to graduate.
Graduates are eligible to proceed to the regulation process through the Ontario College of Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada.
Graduates are also eligible to apply for membership with the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians.
Employment opportunities for Pharmacy Technician graduates may be found in the following areas, community, hospital, long term care or compounding pharmacies, drug manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, computer software, research or government.