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Pharmacy Technician



Pharmacy Technician

The aim of the Pharmacy Technician program is to prepare students to work collaboratively with Pharmacists and other health care professionals in providing patient-centered, quality prescriptions and over the counter medications and products.

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    10 months full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $5,200.00 (2017/18); $5,400.00 (2018/19)
  • books
    $355.00 (issued by instructor, subject to change)
  • additional supplies
    $65.00 (purchased by student, subject to change)
  • additional student fees
    $162.00 infrastructure/technology (subject to change); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
A supply list will be provided at time of registration and is available here.
* Tuition fees may be subject to change.

Start Dates

Next start dates:

  • September 6, 2017 - Applications have been closed
  • Fall 2018 (September start)

Classes held:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), including:

  • Grade 12 Math (40S), or equivalent;
  • Grade 12 Biology and Chemistry (40S), or equivalent; and
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S), or equivalent.

Applicants must also have:

For further information regarding entrance requirements please refer to the application/admission process.

Supplies

Supply lists are provided to students in their admissions package.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $14,100.00 (2017/18); $14,850.00 (2018/19)
  • additional supplies
    $65.00 (purchased by student, subject to change)
  • additional student fees
    $162.00 infrastructure/technology (subject to change); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
A supply list will be provided at time of registration and is available here.
* Tuition fees may be subject to change.

Start Dates

Next Start Dates:

  • Fall 2018 (August start)

Classes held:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Please note that there are a limited number of seats reserved for international students in the Pharmacy Technician program.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), including:

  • Grade 12 Math (40S), or equivalent;
  • Grade 12 Biology and Chemistry (40S), or equivalent; and
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S), or equivalent.

Applicants must also have:

For further information regarding entrance requirements please refer to the application/admission process.

Before the start of this program, international students will be required to complete Introduction to College and Work, a four-week preparatory program designed to help transition students successfully to the cultural, technical, and work expectations of Canadian post-secondary and workplace environments. Please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information. 

Supplies

Supply lists are provided to students in their admissions package.

Description

With our Pharmacy Technician program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to assist pharmacists in the preparation and distribution of medications. MITT is fully accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) and students who graduate from our program will be eligible to write the National Qualifying Exam, governed by the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada (PEBC).

You’ll need strong math skills for this career area as part of the job involves doing the calculations to determine dosages and quantities to prepare/dispense. Additionally,  you’ll use computers to process information, fill prescriptions and maintain patient medication profiles, plus you’ll learn how to compound creams, oral liquids and sterile products.

Specializations

CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF PHARMACY PROGRAMS

The Pharmacy Technician program at MITT is fully accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). Students who graduate from the Pharmacy Technician program will be eligible to write the National Qualifying Exam, governed by the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada (PEBC). For more information on the Pharmacy Technician accreditation and the national exam, please refer to www.ccaap-accredit.ca and www.pebc.ca.

Work Practicum

The Pharmacy Technician program comprises of two 6-week Work Practicum rotations. One rotation will be in an institutional pharmacy environment, while the other placement is in a retail pharmacy operation. Successful completion of the first 6-week Work Practicum rotation is required as a prerequisite for the final 6-week Work Practicum rotation.

The Pharmacy Technician Work Practicum is a preceptor-led placement where students work under the supervision of registered pharmacy technician or licensed pharmacist in a clinical setting. The placement enables students to apply the skills learned in the classroom, learn on-the-job procedures, and develop valuable job contacts. The dress code of a specific site will apply to the work practicum. Students will require the following clearances:

  • a Police Information Check (PIC) and Vulnerable Sector (VS) check;
  • a Child Abuse Registry check; and
  • an Adult Abuse Registry check. 

The PIC must be dated within six months of the start of the Work Practicum to be valid; therefore, students may require another PIC clearance for their second rotation. An up-to-date immunization record, as well as, a current PHIA certificate, a Emergency First Aid and Health Care Provide CPR certificate, a N95 Mask fitting, WHMIS training, a Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate (NVCI) are required for Work Practicum eligibility.

MITT does not guarantee a Work Practicum placement and, in such situations, the Institute may explore alternative options for program completion with a student. MITT also reserves the right to assign students to out-of-town placements including remote Regional Health Authority facilities (such as The Pas, Thompson, and Churchill). Students will be responsible for all transportation and accommodation costs associated with the assigned placement.

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