Pharmacy Technician

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Program description - September 2024

Pharmacy technicians are important members of the interprofessional health care team, working with pharmacists, interacting with a range of other health care professionals, and engaging directly with patients. Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of environments, including hospitals, community pharmacies, and long-term care pharmacies. If you are interested in health care, and have an aptitude for science, problem solving and organization, and a desire to assist patients who require a range of pharmacy services, the Pharmacy Technician program may be a perfect fit for you.

This two-year Ontario College Diploma is designed to meet the entry-to-practice competency requirements of the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA). As a graduate, you will be eligible to pursue registration as a pharmacy technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), according to its licensing requirements, complete the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) exam, and OCP Jurisprudence Exam.

This fully integrated program includes the basic biological sciences, pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, compounding and sterile preparations. Through a combination of theory, practical laboratories and work experience placements, graduates are prepared to practice to the full scope of a Registered Pharmacy Technician as they receive, order and manage inventory, prepare, compound and dispense medications, and assist with the provision of pharmaceutical care and pharmacy services.

Conestoga's Pharmacy Technician program has been awarded Qualifying Accreditation status by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.



  • This is a highly competitive program. Apply by February 1 (for September). See oversubscribed programs for more information.
  • Students living outside of Ontario are not eligible to apply.

Program details

Code: 1501
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September 2024
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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