Official program outline
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The Pharmacy Technician program prepares graduates to work collaboratively with registered pharmacists in a unique and independent scope of practice within hospital and community pharmacy settings. Students will learn dispensing and compounding skills using knowledge from labs and supervised clinical practice.
Students will learn about relevant legislation, professional practice and due diligence within the Ontario College of Pharmacists standards of practice for regulated Pharmacy Technicians.
Graduates of the program are required to register with the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
The Pharmacy Technician program of Georgian College has been awarded the status of Provisional Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a two year term 2012-2013.
Why choose Georgian?
Georgian is committed to strong academic and clinical knowledge to prepare students to be successful in the pharmacy industry. Students will learn about the uses and side effects of both prescription and over the counter drugs. The curriculum also has a strong focus on the professional and legal side of pharmacy.
Students will apply their learning’s in our brand new Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness that contains state-of-the-art simulation labs.
Students will interact with key partners in our local and extended community such as community pharmacies, long term care facilities and hospitals. There are two mandatory four-week placements.
Students will experience simulated community and institutional settings in our brand new Pharmacy Technician laboratory. These simulated experiential learning opportunities will prepare students for their placements in a community pharmacy and in a health care institution.
Employment opportunities for Pharmacy Technicians is continually growing and expanding. Graduates of the program will be qualified to work in community pharmacies, home health care companies, hospital pharmacies, pharmaceutical wholesalers, pharmacy software vendors, third party insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers.
Entry-level salary range: Pharmacy Technicians can expect to start their careers earning $12-$22 per hour.