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Get the Skills to become a Pharmacy Assistant

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DisclaimerThis diploma is delivered by Bay River College, a preferred partner of the Bredin Group.

34 Week* Pharmacy Assistant Diploma

Pharmacy Assistants play a vital role in today’s health services. This program, delivered in partnership with Bay River College covers the diverse topics required to successfully work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, including basic pharmacology, drug and medical terminology and pharmaceutical best practices. Students in this program also learn fundamental concepts in medical ethics and personal safety.

If you are someone who exhibits a caring attitude, has strong communication skills and enjoys methodical procedures, a Diploma in Pharmacy Assistant could be an excellent career path.

Local Tuition Fees – $9,490

International Tuition Fees – $12,785

The best way to see if Bredin College is the right fit for you is to come in and tour the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a tour now.

Become a Qualified Pharmacy Assistant

The Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program from Bredin College in partnership with Bay River College provides hands-on training with leading pharmaceutical management software, clinical experience and the industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career in health care.

Course Information

Classes are led by dedicated professionals with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you will train on industry-current information and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Human Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • Sterile Products & Intro to Institutional Pharmacy Practice
  • Compounding
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Pharmacy Calculations
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Pharmacy Software Practice
  • Interpersonal Skills, Communications & Customer Service

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will have the knowledge and ability required to obtain entry-level employment in a variety of interesting health care settings, including:

  • Community Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Health Care Facilities

Due to the career-oriented nature of the proposed program and the accelerated delivery format, we are not able to engage in transfer agreements with other Alberta Public Colleges.

Real-World Training

Pharmacy Assistant students at Bredin take part in a 200-hour practicum through trusted college partners who understand the value of Bredin’s training. Gain on-the-job experience alongside working support professionals.

A professional practicum can be a great way to get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections before you graduate.

In alignment with regulations and recommendations from the Ministry of Advanced Education (PPC Branch), Bay River College is the Designated Learning Institute (DLI) for this program.

Get Help to Fund Your Education

Education is one of the most important investments you can make. Don’t let your financial situation stand in the way of your education. Many students require some form of financial assistance.

The dedicated Financial Aid team at Bredin College will help you through the financing process and discuss funding options with you such as Student Aid, personal line of credit or loan, or RESPs. They will take time to personally assist in determining which financial option is right for you. Once this is decided they work with you to help secure funding before starting your program.

I began this journey unemployed, and depressed, unhappy with the way my life was going until I learnt of the wonderful opportunity at Bredin College. I am walking away more confident, happy and excited to use my knowledge and new found skills in my new career. Staff are amazing, compassionate and kind hearted people who deserve all the recognition in their work.
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This diploma is delivered by Bay River College, a preferred partner of the Bredin Group. This program is licensed to Bay River College and is delivered in its entirety by Bay River College in accordance with the Private Career Colleges Act of Alberta, 2005 S.O. 2005 CHAPTER 28 and the Private Vocational Training Act. Any student enrolled in this program will be under the direction and instruction of Bay River College and must comply with Bay River College policies, procedures, and requirements. This is including and is not limited to both domestic and international students.

Is a Rewarding Career in a Pharmacy Setting Right for You? Get More Info…

If you are interested in learning more about a career as a Pharmacy Assistant and exploring whether Bredin College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have.

For immediate questions, call:

Calgary 780-784-2020
Edmonton 780-784-2020
Spruce Grove 780-571-8692
Red Deer 403-967-1070

*Program length when completed in normal time.