Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program

Are you detail oriented with a desire to provide excellent patient care and customer service? Working as a pharmacy assistant, alongside a registered pharmacist and/or pharmacy technician, you would play an integral role in a healthcare team that provides pharmaceutical services to the community.

Program Details

The Pharmacy Assistant Diploma at Medix College is a 44 week program offered in both hybrid and in-class delivery formats. The combination of in-class and practical training ensures that you’re well-prepared to excel in the role of Pharmacy Assistant. Imagine, in less than a year can earn your Pharmacy Assistant Diploma and be ready to succeed in your new career.

What Does the Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program Cover?

Pharmacy Assistant students learn the history of pharmacy, legislation and health care systems, the role of the pharmacist, technician and assistant, federal and provincial legislation, understanding dispensary, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, prescription interpretation and the abbreviations, introduction to various dosage forms, the various therapeutic classifications of drugs. Other Pharmacy Assistant courses include Pharmacy Calculations, Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, and Pharmacy Compounding.

Professionalism and communication skills are also covered and include verbal and written communication skills, customer service, dealing with professional, peers and dispensary staff; problem solving techniques, handling complaints, and confidentiality.

Pharmacy Assistant Externship: Hands-On Learning

As part of the Pharmacy Assistant externship, students receive 240 hours of hands on training on operation and maintenance of a typical pharmacy software, entering prescriptions and printing labels, maintaining patient’s profile, drug search, doctor search, special instructions, third party billing and inventory management.  A well-equipped pharmacy lab provides you with real-world setting experience of dispensing medications and compounding pharmaceuticals.

Plus, Programs to Help Navigate Life

At Medix, we believe in providing our students with not only practical expertise but also the capabilities to foster personal and professional growth. That’s why our programs include a focus on mindset development and financial literacy skills.

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Through “mindsetting” techniques associated with high performance and creating a growth mindset, students gain valuable insights into the workings of their minds. You’ll learn structured process to overcome limiting habits, attitudes, beliefs, and expectations while fostering new ones that propel you toward your goals. With dedicated time for reflection, evaluation, and application of scientifically-proven principles, you can optimize your personal well-being, educational achievement, and drive toward professional success.

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Admissions Requirements

For admissions to Medix College, domestic students must:

International Student Admissions

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Career Options

Medix College Pharmacy Assistant students gain exclusive access to our comprehensive job placement assistance services. Our dedicated team offers expert support, guiding you in crafting strategic resumes and cover letters, honing interview skills, and implementing effective job search strategies. You can attend specialized workshops, including those in partnership with community partners, covering topics such as Customer Service Excellence and LinkedIn profile development. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge to secure medical jobs in the Toronto area and beyond. Your success is our priority at Medix College.

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

Graduates of the Pharmacy Assistant Diploma program have be hired as:

  • Pharmacy assistant
  • Dispensary assistant
  • Pharmacist assistant
  • Pharmacy technical assistant

Our Graduates Have Been Hired At

  • Retail pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Home health care facilities
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Community pharmacies
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Public health service clinics

Download Course Outline

Begin your educational journey with Medix College by exploring our comprehensive Pharmacy Assistant program.

Download the course outline to discover detailed course content and curriculum information.

Take the first step towards a rewarding career in healthcare!

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Program Costs

Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact our amazing admissions team to review your options today! 

Total Program Fees

Admissions Registration Fee: $25 *
Tuition: $10,710.00
Lab Fees: $1,085.00
Books: $370.00
Uniform: $90.00

Total: $12,255.00

*Applied to tuition upon enrollment.






Source: Job Bank

*Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local income may vary.

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