For those who have a keen interest in health care and science, who are looking for a job that can offer manageable hours with opportunities all over the country, a pharmacy assistant could be the ideal role. This job involves working in a pharmacy helping the pharmacist dispense medicine as well as maintaining order in the area, doing paperwork, serving customers, and carrying out administrative tasks. If this sounds like a job you would be interested in, let’s find out how you can become qualified to do it.
At Western Community College, we offer a top of the range Pharmacy Assistant Program. In this course we teach our enthusiastic students all of the skills and knowledge that they need for forge out a successful career in a pharmacy as an assistant.
Our Pharmacy Assistant Program is open to anybody 19 years or older or with a Grade 12 education and Grade 10 math or equivalent. Our Pharmacy Assistant Program is open to Canadian citizens, Canadian Permanent Residents, and international students, provided they have the required level of English.
The Pharmacy Assistant Program at Western Community College can be undertaken as a full time or part time course in order to suit the needs of the student. The college itself is based in Surrey and Abbotsford, only a short distance from the city of Vancouver in British Columbia. It is taught by a range of highly knowledgable professionals and consists of both practical and academic modules, which take place in an environment that is tailored to students in a way that encourages them to learn as much as possible. Many students are extremely interested in working in health care fields and many go on to study further after working for a few years as a pharmacy assistant, thanks to our program at Western Community College.
For more information on the Pharmacy Assistant Program, have a look on the Western Community College website. There you will see a breakdown of the course, along with information regarding fees and program dates. We also encourage prospective students to contact us should they need to know more.