Get the hands-on training you need to succeed – compounding, pharmacy calculations, community and institutional pharmacy procedures, and more.
What You Could Earn
Up to $56,350
Become a Pharmacy Assistant
As a skilled Pharmacy Assistant, you perform a variety of duties such as filling prescription orders, helping customers , updating drug and doctor information in pharmacy computer systems. To be successful in the role, you must also have administrative and communication skills.
Our program balances primary medical and pharmaceutical knowledge including pharmacy procedures, health and ethics with the administrative and communication skills you need to excel in this busy client-facing position.
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What to expect
The Pharmacy Assistant program provides you with a foundation in pharmaceutical sciences, as well as the administrative and industry-specific computer skills required to succeed in this career.
Industry-experienced instructors will provide a combination of theoretical learning and hands-on laboratory practice tosupport you to become an integral member of a pharmacy team. Your courses include:
- Health & Ethics
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Pharmacology 1
- Pharmacology 2
- Pharmacy Calculations
- Community Pharmacy Procedures
- Institutional Pharmacy Procedures
- Pharmaceutical Software - Kroll
- Digital Literacy
- Becoming a Master Student
- Communications & Interpersonal Skills
- Microsoft Word
- Career Management
- Practicum – hands-on job experience with an employer
When you graduate, you will be job-ready with experience in your field. Your program includes a 7-week practical work experience in a retail, institutional and long-term care pharmacy.
Graduating students also receive a full range of professional Career Services covering resume & marketing materials preparation, interview skills, and job search techniques.
I enrolled in the Pharmacy Assistant program at Sundance College, and my experience was great. The instructors are incredibly helpful and will do whatever they can to help me succeed. They are very accommodating, and when Covid-19 hit, the college made the transition from in class to online learning simple and easy to use with no disruption to my course. I would highly recommend this college if you are looking for a career change.
New career opportunities
Graduates of this program are qualified to work retail, institutional and long-term care pharmacies, and hospitals:
- Retail Pharmacy Assistant
- Hospital Pharmacy Assistant
- Central Fill Dispensary Assistant
- Pharmaceutical Business Development Assistant
- Pharmacy Administrative Professional