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Pharmacy Assistant

Sundance College’s Pharmacy Assistant diploma program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to obtain entry-level employment and to be successful in today’s pharmacy and business world. The Pharmacy Assistant training students receive balances primary medical and pharmaceutical knowledge so that graduates can excel in a busy client-focused environment and assist pharmacists with ease.

Sundance College’s Pharmacy Assistant Program includes a practicum with 7 weeks of practical work experience in a local pharmacy setting. Graduating students receive a full range of professional Career Services covering, resume & marketing materials preparation, interview skills, job search techniques & support, and employer interview referrals and matching

Pharmacy Assistant

Career Opportunities


  • Retail Pharmacy Assistant
  • Hospital Pharmacy Assistant
  • Central Fill Dispensary Assistant
  • Pharmaceutical Business Development Assistant
  • Pharmacy Administrative Professional

Program Synopsis

  • Diploma

    Academic Credential

  • Up to $56,350

    What You Could Earn in this Career Field

    Average 2015 Alberta Salary, www.alis.alberta.ca

  • 43 Weeks

    Program Duration

  • 7 Weeks

    Practicum Duration

Career Knowledge & Skills: Areas of Focus

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Health & Ethics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Calculations
  • Community Pharmacy Procedures
  • Institutional Pharmacy Procedures
  • Compounding
  • Pharmaceutical Software
  • Becoming a Master Student
  • Communications & Interpersonal Skills.
  • Career Management
  • Practicum – hands-on job experience with an employer

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