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The Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in entry-level positions in a pharmacy or pharmacy retail company.

The objective of the Pharmacy Assistant Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions. Our graduates have been successful securing employment in a variety of pharmaceutical organizations. Usually Pharmacy Assistants work in entry level positions at pharmacy retail companies. They work under the supervision of the pharmacy technician or Pharmacist. Some of the responsibilities include ordering and receiving the inventory, filling prescriptions, receiving shipments and handling paperwork.


What career opportunities are available to graduates of the Pharmacy Assistant program?

Pharmacy assistant

Data assistant

Dispensary assistant

Pharmacist assistant

Pharmacy technical assistant


"I chose Medix because I wanted a change in career. I wanted something I could do in a short period of time, that I could work and still take care of my son.

I also wanted the smaller class sizes, to make it easier for me to learn and excel in whatever I do.

I really love the location because it's easily accessible. I also love the class because it's a small size.

There's a better student to teacher ratio, you could understand anything unlike if it came from a larger post secondary education, where I know that when you need to speak to someone you have to book an appointment.

Here at Medix, you can just drop in and speak to anyone. They'll guide you along the way, help you select the proper goals, and guide you along the path you want to choose.

Here it was easy, you just walk in, speak to anyone, and they all just got along. The staff are phenomenal.

Medix means everything to me. The fact that you were just able to be yourself, it helps you to become the person you want to be.

They wanted the best for you. They'd sit you down, give you the right advice, and always sit you with a councilor; there is always someone there to direct you.

The fact that you can get a career in less then a year, you can establish yourself and become somebody.

Not only did they help you in whatever you're studying, they also gave you the perfect career training advice.

They would show you how to survive and handle the work environment, and also to stay relevant."


Where do graduates of the Pharmacy Assistant program work?


Retail pharmacies

Home health care facilities

Community pharmacies

Long-term care facilities

Public health service


What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Pharmacy Assistant field?

Ordering and receiving the inventory

Filling prescriptions

Receiving shipments and handling paperwork

Package and label pharmaceutical products

Maintain prescription records and inventories of medications


Why choose the Pharmacy Assistant Program at Medix College?

Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Pharmacy Assistant. During the course of this program, students will learn all of the skills and be trained in all the procedures that will be required of them in their new careers.

As a mandatory component of our programs, all Medix students are required to complete an off-site externship placement. Placements occur at various locations throughout the college's area. This essential module allows students to exercise the skills learned in class, learn specific applications and to further enhance their learning experience in the pharmacy setting.

Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process.


Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)

Ontario Second Career

Out of Province Options

Student Lines of Credit

Lifelone Learning Plan


Employment Ontario

Monthly Payment Plan

 Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.

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Admissions interview


The admissions process for this program is a four part process:

Initial Contact

Contact an admissions representative to schedule an appointment. The admissions representative will be able to answer any questions that you might have regarding the program or general questions about Medix College.

Confidential Interview

An interview will be completed in order to determine if students have the right attitude to be successful in the program.

Business Affairs Assessment

The business affairs assessment is an appointment to determine if students are eligible for one of the many financial aid options.


After the financial plan is in place, enrollment is official and students will be able to start classes in order to train for an exciting new career.