Pharmacy Technician

The Oulton College Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program prepares you for a dynamic career in the expanding field of pharmacy. It certainly is an exciting time to start your career as a Pharmacy Technician! Legislative recognition of the Pharmacy Technician as an integral member of the pharmacy team is leading to the emergence of new roles and responsibilities. 

Our Pharmacy Technician Program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Council of Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). Students within the Pharmacy Technician Program are taught to the highest of national educational standards and graduates are eligible for direct entry into the national PEBC exams, enabling them to work anywhere in Canada as a registered Pharmacy Technician. The NB College of Pharmacists is the provincial regulatory body and their Pharmacy Technician webpage contains more specific information on the registration process for pharmacy technicians in New Brunswick.

Our graduates are sought-after by many employers, such as community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, and healthcare organizations. Most of our graduates find employment within a few months of graduation.

Our Pharmacy Technician Program is a one-year program that provides hands-on practical experience and training in:

  • Sterile and non-sterile compounding techniques in our new laboratory facility.
  • Community and hospital drug dispensing in our new dispensing lab using Kroll, a prescrdispensing software.
  • Pharmaceutical mathematics to ensure the accuracy and safety of prescribed medication.
  • Pharmacology and the use of medications to treat diseases and disorders.
  • Anatomy and Physiology in order to understand the workings of the human body.
  • Professional practice and communication techniques allowing for excellent patient care.

After completing 10 months of classroom, laboratory, and simulated community and hospital environments, students are ready for Community Pharmacy practice and Hospital Pharmacy practice. These practicums allow students to perfect their patient centered care competencies.

Term: October - October (Note: This is a one year program)

Practicum: 8 weeks

The Pharmacy Technician Program of Oulton College has been awarded the status of Full Accreditation by the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) for a five year term 2014 - 2018.

Career Choices

Pharmacy Technicians perform pharmacy related functions under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist. Job duties include preparing, dispensing, and checking prescription drugs while instructing patients on the use of their devices. Pharmacy Technicians also perform administrative duties, such as performing documentation, accepting prescription requests from prescribers, and ensuring payments for medications are received from insurance companies.

Our Pharmacy Technician grads work in a variety of locations.

  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Specialty Pharmacies

You Will Learn

  • How to control the inventory in the Pharmacy
  • How to enter prescriptions into the computer dispensing software
  • How to check prescriptions
  • Techniques of teaching patients how to use devices
  • How to prepare medications for nursing home and hospital patients
  • Pharmaceutical Mathematics
  • Pharmacology
  • Non-Sterile Compounding Techniques
  • Sterile Product preparation
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Course Descriptions

PHR – 102 Pharmaceutical Mathematics I (48 hours)

The student will review mathematical fundamentals and develop a working knowledge of the various systems of metric, apothecary, and imperial weights and measures encountered in the pharmacy which will enable the student to accurately prepare prescriptions. The student will become familiar with strength designations and will perform various dosage calculations and interpret drug orders.

PHR – 104 Drug Names and Classes (39 hours)

This course will take place throughout the program, enabling the student to become familiar with the brand name, the generic name, the pronunciation and the drug classification of the top 400 drugs commonly used in Canada.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology (48 hours)

This course offers foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the nervous and cardiovascular body systems and the pathophysiology of common diseases and conditions associated with each system.  The student will become familiar with the theory of homeostasis and the normal workings of the human body along with some basic medical terminology.  Completion of this course will allow the student to confidently communicate with other health care professionals and patients, and will aid the student in their understanding of pharmacological concepts.

PHR – 106 Introduction to Microsoft Office (12 hours)

Emphasis in this module is placed on giving the student fundamental competence in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office 2007 software which, increasingly, is becoming the software of choice formost of today’s businesses. The student will also learn to use e-mail to communicate productively and the Internet as an effective business tool. Emphasis is placed upon learning the knowledge and skills required to enable individuals to perform efficiently and collaboratively as a member of the healthcare team.

PHR – 107 Dispensing Lab (76 hours)

This module will introduce the student to pharmacy dispensing software and will cover the basics of pharmaceutical dispensing: entering a prescription, collecting and managing the patient profile, and processing a prescription. At the completion of the course, the student will be able to perform the basics of dispensing while utilizing a pharmacy dispensing software system.

PHR – 201 Applied Anatomy & Physiology (52 hours)

This course is unique in offering the foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology accompanied by the corresponding medical terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the major body systems and the pathophysiology of common diseases and conditions associated with each system. The student will become familiar with clinical procedures, laboratory tests and abbreviations related to each system and other specialized areas of medicine. Completion of this course will allow the student to confidently communicate with other health care professionals.

PHR – 105 Pharmacology & Therapeutics (82 hours)

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary perspective drawing upon core concepts of anatomy, physiology and pathology will be used in order to make drug therapy more understandable. The student will expand his/her previously learned core concepts in pharmacology via a disease and body system approach. The student will learn the therapeutic effects of prescription medications, non-prescription medications and alternative therapies commonly used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the nervous, cardiovascular and urinary systems. Using the prototype approach to drug therapy, the student will learn the brand and generic names and classifications of common medications in Canada along with their mechanisms of action, major side-effects, contraindications, dosage forms and routes of administration.

PHR – 109 Non-Sterile Compounding Techniques (133 hours)

In this module, the student will develop the complex skills and the professional demeanor necessary to take on the increasingly important role of compounding various pharmaceutical products to meet the specific needs of the patient. The student will learn to compound non–sterile products, including calculation of the correct amount of each ingredient and the use of the correct compounding equipment with the proper techniques. WHMIS protocols will also be learned. Practice will include compounding lotions, creams, ointments, solutions, suspensions, gels and capsules along with preparing other non–traditional compounds such as suppositories, lollipops, lip balms and gummi–bears. Proper and timely cleaning and maintenance of compounding equipment will also be stressed. Emphasis is placed on accuracy and the preparation of a pharmaceutically elegant product.

PHR – 309 Comprehensive Review (28 hours)

Students will apply learning from the year in order to help prepare for the national PEBC exams and provincial jurisprudence (JP) exam.  Developing critical thinking and problem solving skills will be emphasized along with zero tolerance for error with calculations.

PHR – 108 Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice (48 hours)

Through simulations, activities, and role-playing of patient-technician and technician-healthcare team situations, the student will learn the knowledge and skills required to enable them to preform professionally and confidently as a member of the health care team.  This course will also introduce the student history and practice of pharmacy and the historical and current role that pharmacy plays in health care.  The student will be introduced to the evolving role of the pharmacy technician and the requirements to become a registered pharmacy technician.  

PHR – 207 Dispensing Lab II (140 hours)

This module will build the student’s proficiency in using pharmacy dispensing software as they move on to completing the entire dispensing process with simulated prescriptions and medications. Successful completion of this course will include processing 100 uncomplicated prescriptions without error.

PHR – 106 Non-Sterile Compounding Techniques (39 hours)

The student will learn the theory behind compounding non-sterile products, including calculation of the correct amount of each ingredient and why the ingredient is used.  Theory will cover compounding lotions, creams, ointments, solutions, suspensions, gels, powders and capsules.  The techniques discussed in class will be practiced in the complimentary laboratory course on non-sterile compounding (PHR-109) and the student will apply practical knowledge obtained in the labs (PHR-109) within this theory course.  Emphasis is placed on accuracy and how to prepare a pharmaceutically elegant product.

PHR – 204 Pharmaceutical Mathematics II (52 hours)

Advanced calculations in IV, TPN and chemotherapy preparations along with pediatric dosing and preparing dilutions will be included in this module in order to prepare the student for employment in a hospital pharmacy. Accuracy is stressed throughout the course along with techniques to detect and reduce medication errors.

PHR – 302 Pharmacology & Therapeutics II (56 hours)

This continuation of pharmacology and therapeutics will cover the therapeutic effects of prescription medications, non–prescription medications and alternative therapies commonly used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect various body systems such as the immune, respiratory, visual, auditory, gastrointestinal, reproductive and endocrine systems. Using the prototype approach to drug therapy, the students will learn the brand and generic names and classifications of common medications in Canada along with their mechanisms of action, major side-effects, contraindications,

PHR – 303 Hospital Pharmacy (42 hours)

The student will be introduced to the hospital environment including its structure, organization, and the role in health–care delivery. The roles of the hospital pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and other health care professionals will be discussed. The various drug–distribution systems used in hospitals will be presented along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. The student will be introduced to medication order processing as well as the role of a drug formulary in a hospital setting. Purchasing and inventory control and record–keeping requirements are also discussed.

PHR – 203 Sterile Product Preparation Theory (20 hours)

Students will be introduced to the concepts of sterility, aseptic technique, sterilization methods, infection control and incompatibilities.  The student will gain the knowledge behind preparing, measuring, labeling and packaging sterile product, including IV Admixtures, TPNs, chemotherapy and ophthalmic preparations, according to the appropriate USP 797 standards of practice relating to the preparation of sterility products in the pharmacy.  Methods for checking work for accuracy while ensuring the sterility of the product will be emphasized.

PHR – 206 Sterile Product Preparation (Lab)

During this module, the student will gain practical experience in the correct preparation, measuring, computer entry, ;labeling and packaging of the sterile product, including IV Admixtures, TPNs, chemotherapy and ophthalmic preparations, according to the appropriate USP 797 standards of practice relating to the preparation of sterile products in the pharmacy,  Emphasis is placed on accurate dispensing techniques, including methods of checking work for accuracy, while also ensuring sterility of the product.

PHR – 306 Career Readiness (9 hours)

Through lectures, activities and in-class discussions, students will learn the importance of goal setting, professionalism, and keeping their social media profile clean.  They will also learn of the importance of volunteering and developing networks.  Writing a professional resume, cover letter, and thank you letter will be practiced along with discussing the importance of a learning and career portfolio.  Students will also learn how to select appropriate references and will practice interview techniques.

PHR – 400 Clinical Community Pharmacy Experience (CCPE) (160 hours)

At the completion of the program, the student will participate in a four-week community pharmacy experience in order to continue their training as a pharmacy technician.  Specific objectives must be met in order to complete this module successfully.  Successful completion of this module is mandatory for graduation of the program

PHR – 305 Communication & Patient Care (39hours)

The student will develop good verbal and written communication skills while caring for the customer. The communication process, types and methods of communication, and barriers to communication will be discussed. Caring for customers and patients and maintaining confidentiality will be emphasized. Verbal communication will be enhanced through effective use of the telephone and simulating patient–technician/technician–healthcare situations. Throughout the course, the student will become familiar with the operation of Microsoft’s Office 2007 software as a means of written communication, will use e–mail to communicate productively, and will use reputable Internet sources for research.

PHHR – 201 Community & Long-Term Care Pharmacy (70 hours)

The student will learn the theory behind the practice of community and long-term care pharmacy and the role of the pharmacy technician within these environments.  Topics discussed will include federal and provincial laws and regulations, drug distribution, narcotic regulations, methadone dispensing, compliance packaging, prescription and label requirements and error reductions.  Also explored will be the use of various equipment and devices used in community pharmacies and long-term care pharmacies, drug interchangeability, third-party and formulary usage, inventory control, merchandizing, and basic business math.     

PHR – 402 Clinical Hospital Pharmacy Experience (CHPEE) (160 hours)

At the completion of the program, the student will participate in a four–week hospital pharmacy experience in order to continue his/her training as a pharmacy technician. Specific objectives must be met in order to complete this module successfully. Successful completion of this module is mandatory for graduation from the program.

*Content is subject to change by administration as required to meet program and profession standards.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma, Adult Diploma or GED
  • Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry* AND Biology* 
  • Grade 11 or 12 English*
  • Grade 11 or 12 Math Foundations Level*
  • Meeting with an Admissions Advisor
  • Acceptance by the Admissions Committee
  • Completion of the Pre-Enrollment Package
  • Geographical quotas may be considered

    *Level II or University Preparatory ​courses are required
    Based on New Brunswick Anglophone High School Curriculum.
    For other provincial or international requirements please contact us directly.

Unless they have completed a minimum of three years of study at a school where English is the language of instruction, international students whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency:

  • CAEL – 70
  • IELTS – 7.0
  • TOEFL – 550 paper based, 270 computer based
  • MELAB - 90

Admission into a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician program requires that:

a. Language proficiency test results that meet the NAPRA Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada; or

b. Graduation from a high school in Canada with three consecutive, first language English or French courses/credits; or

c. Graduation from a Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) in Quebec with three consecutive, first language English or French courses/credits; or

d. An undergraduate degree from a university in Canada, whose instruction was provided in English or French.

Pharmacy Technician

The Oulton College Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program prepares you for a dynamic career in the expanding field of pharmacy. It certainly is an exciting time to start your career as a Pharmacy Technician! Legislative recognition of the Pharmacy Technician as an integral member of the pharmacy team is leading to the emergence of new roles and responsibilities. 

Our Pharmacy Technician Program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Council of Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). Students within the Pharmacy Technician Program are taught to the highest of national educational standards and graduates are eligible for direct entry into the national PEBC exams, enabling them to work anywhere in Canada as a registered Pharmacy Technician. The NB College of Pharmacists is the provincial regulatory body and their Pharmacy Technician webpage contains more specific information on the registration process for pharmacy technicians in New Brunswick.

Our graduates are sought-after by many employers, such as community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, and healthcare organizations. Most of our graduates find employment within a few months of graduation.

Our Pharmacy Technician Program is a one-year program that provides hands-on practical experience and training in:

  • Sterile and non-sterile compounding techniques in our new laboratory facility.
  • Community and hospital drug dispensing in our new dispensing lab using Kroll, a prescrdispensing software.
  • Pharmaceutical mathematics to ensure the accuracy and safety of prescribed medication.
  • Pharmacology and the use of medications to treat diseases and disorders.
  • Anatomy and Physiology in order to understand the workings of the human body.
  • Professional practice and communication techniques allowing for excellent patient care.

After completing 10 months of classroom, laboratory, and simulated community and hospital environments, students are ready for Community Pharmacy practice and Hospital Pharmacy practice. These practicums allow students to perfect their patient centered care competencies.

Term: October - October (Note: This is a one year program)

Practicum: 8 weeks

The Pharmacy Technician Program of Oulton College has been awarded the status of Full Accreditation by the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) for a five year term 2014 - 2018.

Career Choices

Career Choices

Pharmacy Technicians perform pharmacy related functions under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist. Job duties include preparing, dispensing, and checking prescription drugs while instructing patients on the use of their devices. Pharmacy Technicians also perform administrative duties, such as performing documentation, accepting prescription requests from prescribers, and ensuring payments for medications are received from insurance companies.

Our Pharmacy Technician grads work in a variety of locations.

  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Specialty Pharmacies

You Will Learn

You Will Learn

  • How to control the inventory in the Pharmacy
  • How to enter prescriptions into the computer dispensing software
  • How to check prescriptions
  • Techniques of teaching patients how to use devices
  • How to prepare medications for nursing home and hospital patients
  • Pharmaceutical Mathematics
  • Pharmacology
  • Non-Sterile Compounding Techniques
  • Sterile Product preparation
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Course Description

Course Descriptions

PHR – 102 Pharmaceutical Mathematics I (48 hours)

The student will review mathematical fundamentals and develop a working knowledge of the various systems of metric, apothecary, and imperial weights and measures encountered in the pharmacy which will enable the student to accurately prepare prescriptions. The student will become familiar with strength designations and will perform various dosage calculations and interpret drug orders.

PHR – 104 Drug Names and Classes (39 hours)

This course will take place throughout the program, enabling the student to become familiar with the brand name, the generic name, the pronunciation and the drug classification of the top 400 drugs commonly used in Canada.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology (48 hours)

This course offers foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the nervous and cardiovascular body systems and the pathophysiology of common diseases and conditions associated with each system.  The student will become familiar with the theory of homeostasis and the normal workings of the human body along with some basic medical terminology.  Completion of this course will allow the student to confidently communicate with other health care professionals and patients, and will aid the student in their understanding of pharmacological concepts.

PHR – 106 Introduction to Microsoft Office (12 hours)

Emphasis in this module is placed on giving the student fundamental competence in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office 2007 software which, increasingly, is becoming the software of choice formost of today’s businesses. The student will also learn to use e-mail to communicate productively and the Internet as an effective business tool. Emphasis is placed upon learning the knowledge and skills required to enable individuals to perform efficiently and collaboratively as a member of the healthcare team.

PHR – 107 Dispensing Lab (76 hours)

This module will introduce the student to pharmacy dispensing software and will cover the basics of pharmaceutical dispensing: entering a prescription, collecting and managing the patient profile, and processing a prescription. At the completion of the course, the student will be able to perform the basics of dispensing while utilizing a pharmacy dispensing software system.

PHR – 201 Applied Anatomy & Physiology (52 hours)

This course is unique in offering the foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology accompanied by the corresponding medical terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the major body systems and the pathophysiology of common diseases and conditions associated with each system. The student will become familiar with clinical procedures, laboratory tests and abbreviations related to each system and other specialized areas of medicine. Completion of this course will allow the student to confidently communicate with other health care professionals.

PHR – 105 Pharmacology & Therapeutics (82 hours)

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary perspective drawing upon core concepts of anatomy, physiology and pathology will be used in order to make drug therapy more understandable. The student will expand his/her previously learned core concepts in pharmacology via a disease and body system approach. The student will learn the therapeutic effects of prescription medications, non-prescription medications and alternative therapies commonly used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the nervous, cardiovascular and urinary systems. Using the prototype approach to drug therapy, the student will learn the brand and generic names and classifications of common medications in Canada along with their mechanisms of action, major side-effects, contraindications, dosage forms and routes of administration.

PHR – 109 Non-Sterile Compounding Techniques (133 hours)

In this module, the student will develop the complex skills and the professional demeanor necessary to take on the increasingly important role of compounding various pharmaceutical products to meet the specific needs of the patient. The student will learn to compound non–sterile products, including calculation of the correct amount of each ingredient and the use of the correct compounding equipment with the proper techniques. WHMIS protocols will also be learned. Practice will include compounding lotions, creams, ointments, solutions, suspensions, gels and capsules along with preparing other non–traditional compounds such as suppositories, lollipops, lip balms and gummi–bears. Proper and timely cleaning and maintenance of compounding equipment will also be stressed. Emphasis is placed on accuracy and the preparation of a pharmaceutically elegant product.

PHR – 309 Comprehensive Review (28 hours)

Students will apply learning from the year in order to help prepare for the national PEBC exams and provincial jurisprudence (JP) exam.  Developing critical thinking and problem solving skills will be emphasized along with zero tolerance for error with calculations.

PHR – 108 Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice (48 hours)

Through simulations, activities, and role-playing of patient-technician and technician-healthcare team situations, the student will learn the knowledge and skills required to enable them to preform professionally and confidently as a member of the health care team.  This course will also introduce the student history and practice of pharmacy and the historical and current role that pharmacy plays in health care.  The student will be introduced to the evolving role of the pharmacy technician and the requirements to become a registered pharmacy technician.  

PHR – 207 Dispensing Lab II (140 hours)

This module will build the student’s proficiency in using pharmacy dispensing software as they move on to completing the entire dispensing process with simulated prescriptions and medications. Successful completion of this course will include processing 100 uncomplicated prescriptions without error.

PHR – 106 Non-Sterile Compounding Techniques (39 hours)

The student will learn the theory behind compounding non-sterile products, including calculation of the correct amount of each ingredient and why the ingredient is used.  Theory will cover compounding lotions, creams, ointments, solutions, suspensions, gels, powders and capsules.  The techniques discussed in class will be practiced in the complimentary laboratory course on non-sterile compounding (PHR-109) and the student will apply practical knowledge obtained in the labs (PHR-109) within this theory course.  Emphasis is placed on accuracy and how to prepare a pharmaceutically elegant product.

PHR – 204 Pharmaceutical Mathematics II (52 hours)

Advanced calculations in IV, TPN and chemotherapy preparations along with pediatric dosing and preparing dilutions will be included in this module in order to prepare the student for employment in a hospital pharmacy. Accuracy is stressed throughout the course along with techniques to detect and reduce medication errors.

PHR – 302 Pharmacology & Therapeutics II (56 hours)

This continuation of pharmacology and therapeutics will cover the therapeutic effects of prescription medications, non–prescription medications and alternative therapies commonly used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect various body systems such as the immune, respiratory, visual, auditory, gastrointestinal, reproductive and endocrine systems. Using the prototype approach to drug therapy, the students will learn the brand and generic names and classifications of common medications in Canada along with their mechanisms of action, major side-effects, contraindications,

PHR – 303 Hospital Pharmacy (42 hours)

The student will be introduced to the hospital environment including its structure, organization, and the role in health–care delivery. The roles of the hospital pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and other health care professionals will be discussed. The various drug–distribution systems used in hospitals will be presented along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. The student will be introduced to medication order processing as well as the role of a drug formulary in a hospital setting. Purchasing and inventory control and record–keeping requirements are also discussed.

PHR – 203 Sterile Product Preparation Theory (20 hours)

Students will be introduced to the concepts of sterility, aseptic technique, sterilization methods, infection control and incompatibilities.  The student will gain the knowledge behind preparing, measuring, labeling and packaging sterile product, including IV Admixtures, TPNs, chemotherapy and ophthalmic preparations, according to the appropriate USP 797 standards of practice relating to the preparation of sterility products in the pharmacy.  Methods for checking work for accuracy while ensuring the sterility of the product will be emphasized.

PHR – 206 Sterile Product Preparation (Lab)

During this module, the student will gain practical experience in the correct preparation, measuring, computer entry, ;labeling and packaging of the sterile product, including IV Admixtures, TPNs, chemotherapy and ophthalmic preparations, according to the appropriate USP 797 standards of practice relating to the preparation of sterile products in the pharmacy,  Emphasis is placed on accurate dispensing techniques, including methods of checking work for accuracy, while also ensuring sterility of the product.

PHR – 306 Career Readiness (9 hours)

Through lectures, activities and in-class discussions, students will learn the importance of goal setting, professionalism, and keeping their social media profile clean.  They will also learn of the importance of volunteering and developing networks.  Writing a professional resume, cover letter, and thank you letter will be practiced along with discussing the importance of a learning and career portfolio.  Students will also learn how to select appropriate references and will practice interview techniques.

PHR – 400 Clinical Community Pharmacy Experience (CCPE) (160 hours)

At the completion of the program, the student will participate in a four-week community pharmacy experience in order to continue their training as a pharmacy technician.  Specific objectives must be met in order to complete this module successfully.  Successful completion of this module is mandatory for graduation of the program

PHR – 305 Communication & Patient Care (39hours)

The student will develop good verbal and written communication skills while caring for the customer. The communication process, types and methods of communication, and barriers to communication will be discussed. Caring for customers and patients and maintaining confidentiality will be emphasized. Verbal communication will be enhanced through effective use of the telephone and simulating patient–technician/technician–healthcare situations. Throughout the course, the student will become familiar with the operation of Microsoft’s Office 2007 software as a means of written communication, will use e–mail to communicate productively, and will use reputable Internet sources for research.

PHHR – 201 Community & Long-Term Care Pharmacy (70 hours)

The student will learn the theory behind the practice of community and long-term care pharmacy and the role of the pharmacy technician within these environments.  Topics discussed will include federal and provincial laws and regulations, drug distribution, narcotic regulations, methadone dispensing, compliance packaging, prescription and label requirements and error reductions.  Also explored will be the use of various equipment and devices used in community pharmacies and long-term care pharmacies, drug interchangeability, third-party and formulary usage, inventory control, merchandizing, and basic business math.     

PHR – 402 Clinical Hospital Pharmacy Experience (CHPEE) (160 hours)

At the completion of the program, the student will participate in a four–week hospital pharmacy experience in order to continue his/her training as a pharmacy technician. Specific objectives must be met in order to complete this module successfully. Successful completion of this module is mandatory for graduation from the program.

*Content is subject to change by administration as required to meet program and profession standards.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma, Adult Diploma or GED
  • Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry* AND Biology* 
  • Grade 11 or 12 English*
  • Grade 11 or 12 Math Foundations Level*
  • Meeting with an Admissions Advisor
  • Acceptance by the Admissions Committee
  • Completion of the Pre-Enrollment Package
  • Geographical quotas may be considered

    *Level II or University Preparatory ​courses are required
    Based on New Brunswick Anglophone High School Curriculum.
    For other provincial or international requirements please contact us directly.

Unless they have completed a minimum of three years of study at a school where English is the language of instruction, international students whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency:

  • CAEL – 70
  • IELTS – 7.0
  • TOEFL – 550 paper based, 270 computer based
  • MELAB - 90

Admission into a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician program requires that:

a. Language proficiency test results that meet the NAPRA Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada; or

b. Graduation from a high school in Canada with three consecutive, first language English or French courses/credits; or

c. Graduation from a Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) in Quebec with three consecutive, first language English or French courses/credits; or

d. An undergraduate degree from a university in Canada, whose instruction was provided in English or French.

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