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About the Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program

The Pharmacy Technician diploma program is well-suited for students wishing to pursue a career in the rapidly growing field of Pharmacy.  Learn how to dispense, prepare and compound medications and help maintain the smooth operation of a pharmacy by managing drug inventory, helping patients and other health care professionals and assist in the provision of safe pharmaceutical services.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg
  • calgary

Program Learning Outcomes

Pharmacy Technicians play an integral role at pharmacies. Our program will:

  • Teach you how to skillfully prepare medication inventories and compound medications
  • Teach you how to calculate and determine proper dosages when dispensing medications
  • Help you learn proper labelling and filling of prescriptions
  • Help you gain the necessary skills and knowledge to provide support to pharmacists and perform various duties around the pharmacy
  • Attain your CPR certification
  • Help prepare you to successfully challenge the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Examination

Upon graduation, graduates will be able to find employment opportunities in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies and other health care facilities that employ pharmacy technicians.

Pharmacy Technician Program Practicum

Gain working experience by participating in an 8 week work practicum (4 weeks retail and 4 weeks institutional experience).

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma

    High School Diploma (or equivalent including GED, ABE, post-secondary diploma or degree) verified by transcript with passing mark (50%) in Grade 12 upper level Math, English, Biology and Chemistry, verified by Manager of Education or Campus Director

  • Robertson College Entrance Test

    Minimum of 70% score on Robertson College Entrance Test with a minimum of 70% in Math, Reading & General

  • Basic Computer Literacy

    Proficiency in basic computer literacy and keyboarding speed of 20 wpm (verified by Robertson College proficiency assessment). It is strongly encouraged that students entering this program have somem knowledge of word processing and familiarity with Windows Operating System

  • English Proficiency

    For applicants whose first language is not English or for international students, proof of English proficiency must be submitted as per the NAPRA (National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authority) and the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.  If applicant has not graduated from 4 years in an English high school in Canada or United States, they must take the English test as stipulated by NAPRA. Taking an English course in another country does not exempt them from the above requirement.

  • Soft Skills Assessment

    Soft skills assessment and possible interview with Faculty Head

what you could be earning in less than one yearUp to $46,000wage data taken from: workingincanada.gc.ca
program duration40 Weeks
  • Program is based on the NAPRA Competences and CPTEA Educational Outcomes for Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice
  • Train in a simulated state-of-the-art community pharmacy environment with first and second year University of Manitoba pharmacy students at the Apotex Centre
  • Students are given a laptop to use for the duration of the program
  • We offer flexible program scheduling with classes starting throughout the year
  • Financial assistance is available for this program for students that qualify
  • We have a 90% post-graduation employment rate for graduates of this program

The Pharmacy Technician program at Robertson has been awarded the status of Provisional Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) from January 2014 to December 2016.

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