|Canada, Ontario, Toronto
|2 years, includes 2 work placements
|CA$17,223 per year
The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change.
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Humber’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program prepares graduates for various careers in pharmacy including community, hospital, industry and long-term care settings.
Enjoy hands-on learning in simulated labs with low student/teacher ratios and expert faculty who are active in the pharmacy profession. In addition, learn from guest speakers who are pharmaceutical industry experts.
Courses are designed in consultation with practising pharmacy professionals and focus on key competency categories such as legal and ethical responsibilities, patient care, product distribution, health promotion, knowledge application, communication, intra- and inter-professional collaboration, and error prevention. Students apply their learning in simulated labs and during placements, providing a valuable real-life experience.
Students will complete two unpaid four-week work placements under the supervision of a pharmacist/technician in Semester 4: one in a retail/community pharmacy and one in a hospital pharmacy setting. Students will be offered a selection of approved placement sites and will rank their preferences. Every effort will be made to place students at one of their preferred sites. Hospital pharmacy placements may be outside of the Greater Toronto area. The placements provide important workplace experience and industry contacts.
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONS & RECOGNITION
Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP)
The Pharmacy Technician Program of Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning has been awarded the status of Full Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs – CCAPP for a five-year term July 1st, 2017 – June 30th, 2022.
In order to practice as a Pharmacy Technician in the province of Ontario, an individual must successfully complete the Qualifying Exam with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada – PEBC, and be registered with the Ontario College of Pharmacists – OCP.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent of Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Begin a career where you play a critical role in contributing to patient care as a pharmacy technician.
Our graduates are in demand and have numerous opportunities to contribute to the health and well-being of Canadians. The need for pharmacy technicians remains strong, with an aging population that requires more medications, and retirements of existing workers.
Pharmacy technicians perform many tasks including filling and final release of prescriptions, medication reconciliation, compounding medications and managing day-to-day operations. Pursue opportunities in various settings such as community/retail and hospital pharmacies, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, computer software companies and government agencies.