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Duration

2 years

Tuition

$1,122

  Calgary

Sep 5-Apr 27

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1965

Scholarships

yes

At Bow Valley College’s downtown Calgary campus, students study full-time and complete two months of practicum in hospital and community pharmacies to obtain a Pharmacy Technician Diploma.

The program has Full Accreditation Status with the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), preparing graduates for the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada’s national certification exam. Pharmacy technicians are regulated under the Health Professions Act and register with the Alberta College of Pharmacy.

Registered Pharmacy Technicians have an expanded scope of practice that includes responsibilities such as performing final checks on prescriptions and receiving verbal orders from prescribers. Other tasks include compounding mixtures, dispensing medications, or preparing sterile products such as eye drop compounds or intravenous mixtures.

With over 350 lab hours in a state-of-the-art facility, this program integrates cutting-edge technology and emphasizes hands-on training to produce competitive dispensary-ready graduates. Students learn to prepare sterile products in authentic certified sterile production hoods and operate a PACMED® high-speed automated medication packager.

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Student Reviews (2)

Bow Valley College

Great Institute

Mohit Sharma

Calgary • November 7, 2022

Graduated From

Cybersecurity Post-Diploma Certificate

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

The institute is really great. knowledge based. really appreciate their teachings.

The institute is really great. knowledge based. really appreciate their teachings.

Bow Valley College

Well-rounded

Blake S.

Calgary • January 13, 2022

Graduated From

Digital Marketing Post-Diploma Certificate

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Good well-rounded program the ventures into UX design and SEO, plus some time on web development. The capstone project is key. Put a lot into that and you can graduate ready to start working on campaigns from start-to-finish the next day. The non-credi...

Good well-rounded program the ventures into UX design and SEO, plus some time on web development. The capstone project is key. Put a lot into that and you can graduate ready to start working on campaigns from start-to-finish the next day. The non-credit Employment Search Prep course, which is optional, is also worth taking. I had a good experience as a mature student going back to school after choosing the wrong career for me.

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