A Pharmacy Technician is a licensed healthcare professional within the health care team. This program offers low student-teacher ratios with experts who continue to work in the field. Pharmacy Technician students gain the knowledge, skills and professionalism required for success in retail, hospital, long-term care and specialty settings. Students learn about relevant legislation, health care ethics, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, customer care, hospital and retail software systems, calculations, inventory management, hospital practice, and infection control.
Traditional in-class instruction is coupled with blended learning and then enhanced through teamwork, role playing activities, guest speakers and innovative lessons. Three fully equipped pharmacy labs provide students with hands-on experience dispensing medications, compounding pharmaceutical products and developing aseptic techniques.
During Term 4, students travel outside of Lambton College as part of a capstone assignment for PHR-4022. This trip includes presentations, tours, networking and opportunities to see other areas in which a pharmacy technician can work. Additional costs may be required.
Students will complete two unpaid four-week field placements under the supervision of a pharmacist/technician after the completion of term four: one in a community pharmacy and one in a hospital pharmacy setting. These experiential learning placements take place March through June. Travel and additional costs may be required.
Upon graduation students are eligible to write national and provincial licensing exams.
To promote excellence in patient care through exemplary education.
Inspire pharmacy technician students to become leaders in patient-centered interprofessional care by providing them a dynamic educational experience.
The Pharmacy Technician Program of Lambton College has been awarded the status of Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a five year term from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022.
Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.
Recognized by Apple as a distinguished program for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.
O.S.S.D. or equivalent with a minimum grade of 60% in the following:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Biology C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U
Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and the Pre-Health Sciences program at Lambton College. All course requirements must be completed no later than the first day of classes of term one.
Admission into a CCAPP-accredited Pharmacy Technician program should be limited to candidates who provide documentation of one of the following as evidence of language proficiency:
This program has fluency proficiency requirements for students whose first language is not English or French.
Our graduates can be found in the following areas: community, hospital, long-term care or compounding pharmacies, methadone dispensing specialty pharmacies, drug manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, computer software, academia research or government.
|Student Government Fee||$290.66|
|Student Government Fee||$290.66|
Please Note: These fees apply to the 2019-2020 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.
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