The Pharmacy Assistant program provides both technical and practical training which will enable students to function as competent, entry-level assistants to licensed pharmacists.  The program provides the student with the basic knowledge of and practice in pharmacy calculations, drug distribution systems, and preparation of sterile dosage forms.  Computer skills necessary in pharmacy practice will be utilized, and both pharmaceutical and medical terminology will be covered.

In conjunction with local pharmacists and other relevant industry representatives, our program has achieved a high standard of education in training pharmacy assistants and other health professionals for specialized areas.  Each instructor possesses specific education and experience in the courses they teach.  The Pharmacy Assistant program has a compulsory 150-hour placement in a retail environment.

Courses Include:

Compounding Introduction To Anatomy And Physiology
Hospital Dispensing Job Search Techniques And Interviewing Skills
Introduction To PC’s And Word Processing Pharmaceutical Calculations
Orientation To Pharmacy Practice Fundamentals and Principles of Pharmacology
Principles Of Microbiology Pharmacology for the Body Systems
Retail Dispensing Sterile Products
Interpersonal Workplace Skills Herbal And Homeopathic Medications
CPR and First Aid Certification Long Term Care
Educational Success 150-Hour Retail Placement


Program Coordinators

Gae Carroll, B.PH E.
Registered Pharmacy Technician

John Hopley, B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Program Coordinator
Barrie Campus


Gae Carroll, B.PH.E.
Registered Pharmacy Technician