Humber’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program prepares graduates for various careers in pharmacy including community, hospital, industry and long-term care settings.
Enjoy hands-on learning in simulated labs with low student/teacher ratios and expert faculty who are active in the pharmacy profession. In addition, learn from guest speakers who are pharmaceutical industry experts.
Courses are designed in consultation with practising pharmacy professionals and focus on key competency categories such as legal and ethical responsibilities, patient care, product distribution, health promotion, knowledge application, communication, intra- and inter-professional collaboration, and error prevention. Students apply their learning in simulated labs and during placements, providing valuable real-life experience.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Students will complete two unpaid four-week work placements under the supervision of a pharmacist/technician in Semester 4: one in a retail/community pharmacy and one in a hospital pharmacy setting. Students will be offered a selection of approved placement sites and will rank their preferences. Every effort will be made to place students at one of their preferred sites. Hospital pharmacy placements may be outside of the Greater Toronto area. The placements provide important workplace experience and industry contacts.
Are you a detail-oriented self-starter who enjoys working with people? If you are, and have strong math and interpersonal skills, a career as a pharmacy technician could be a great fit for you.
Humber College was one of the first Ontario colleges to offer Pharmacy Assistant training and advanced to the current accredited Pharmacy Technician program. Graduates are working in community pharmacies and hospitals, spanning from front-line staff to leadership roles, across Ontario solidifying Humber’s high caliber of education. Experts in their respective fields in pharmacy practice, instructors will prepare you for the challenges ahead – offering real world guidance in what the field demands, as well as expert classroom instruction.
To be leaders in the education of Pharmacy Technicians through the embodiment of professional standards, a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and through a continual commitment to student success and curricular improvement.
The Pharmacy Technician program at Humber College prepares career ready graduates who possess the skills, knowledge and professional ethics necessary to promote the health and well-being of the communities they serve.
To prepare the most practice ready graduates through excellence in pharmacy technician education.
To provide a broad range of experiential learning opportunities to enhance both theoretical understanding and the development of hands-on skills.
To deliver a collaborative program of applied learning with emphasis on professionalism, leadership, respect and integrity.
The pharmacy technician labs are fully equipped for the exclusive use of the Pharmacy Technician students. Knowledge gained in lecture courses forms the basis for dispensing skills that are practiced in the pharmacy labs. Students spend at least one quarter of their scheduled time in the lab learning ‘hands on’ all the required dispensing skills in the following labs.
Humber maintains strong partnerships within industry – participating employers in the work experience program continually praise graduates’ aptitude and work readiness.
Graduates from the Pharmacy Technician program at Humber College must be registered with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) to practice as Pharmacy Technicians in the province of Ontario.
To assist in describing the level of math in the mandatory testing, view the following documents (pdf files) with sample questions.
These samples are for the purposes for the Practical Nursing, Paramedic and Pharmacy Technician programs.
Begin a career where you play a critical role in contributing to patient care as a pharmacy technician.
Our graduates are in demand and have numerous opportunities to contribute to the health and well-being of Canadians. The need for pharmacy technicians remains strong, with an aging population that require more medications, and retirements of existing workers.
Pharmacy technicians perform many tasks including filling and final release of prescriptions, medication reconciliation, compounding medications and managing day-to-day operations. Pursue opportunities in various settings such as community/retail and hospital pharmacies, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, computer software companies and government agencies.
Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP)
The Pharmacy Technician Program of Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning has been awarded the status of Full Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) for a five year term July 1st, 2017 – June 30th, 2022.
In order to practice as a Pharmacy Technician in the province of Ontario, an individual must successfully complete the Qualifying Exam with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC), and be registered with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP).
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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