The Pharmacy Technician program at Selkirk College provides students the education to work as pharmacy technicians in community and hospital pharmacies.
The program is a blend of online pharmacy technician courses, face-to-face lab classes and hands on skills in both a community and hospital pharmacy environment.
Term 2 lab classes are completed on the Selkirk College Campus in Castlegar, British Columbia. The program will commence in August each year with an intake of 20 full-time students. Program courses are supported by texts and web links to additional reading and resources. Lab component skills consist of pharmacy computer software systems, sterile product preparation, prescription dispensing and compounding skills. Practicums are 140-160 hours each in a hospital and community setting.
Note: For information on bridging programs and the PEBC Qualifying exam for past graduates of Pharmacy Technician programs or people who have been working as Pharmacy Technicians, please see the website.