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Pharmacy Technician

As pharmacists continue to increase their scope of practice and direct patient care, pharmacy technicians as part of the professional team, are licensed to complete the technical check of all prescriptions, take verbal orders of most medications, and transfer medications. All are examples of their aggregate scope of practice.

Students will benefit from extensive hands-on training in simulated lab environments available at 3 campus sites. Learning the technical skills and tools used in community, hospital and specialty pharmacy positions, as well as the regulations, communications and ethical responsibilities of the PT health profession. This will continue with 400 hours dedicated to placements to practice the scope of the pharmacy technician under the direction of a preceptor.

The North Bay Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation in Pharmacy Programs. A blended hybrid online/in-class program with professional curriculum for theory and practical skill requirements to achieve licensure as a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT).

Graduates will be eligible to complete the necessary steps of Structured Practical Training, provincial Jurisprudence exam and Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada qualifying exams for pharmacy technicians.

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I’ve always enjoyed the pharmacy field, and CTS enriched me and helped me to develop my skills through hands on operations within the pharmacy at the college. Since Training, it has encouraged me tremendously through my field of work. The instructors were knowledgeable and used their practical skills to teach new and useful techniques to prepare us for a career. The class size added to a comfortable learning experience. The programs curriculum has definitely helped me in my day to day work as a pharmacy technician.

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