Pharmacy Assistant

Program Highlights

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Western College

128 Carolina Avenue

Stephenville, NL  A2N 2S5

Tel: (709) 643-6444  Fax (709) 643-6083

Adult Learning Center

70 Main Street

Stephenville, NL  A2N 1J4

Tel: (709) 643-6444  Fax (709) 643-6467

The objective of this program is to give the student the hands-on skills necessary to be employed as a Pharmacy Assistant in community and hospital pharmacies.  

The student gains knowledge relevant to the technical and clerical aspects of the pharmacy profession, including inventory maintenance, record keeping, pharmacy equipment, mathematical skills related to pharmacy, and introduction to prescription preparations.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be qualified to work as a Pharmacy Assistant in a hospital or retail environment.


Program Duration

The program duration is a total of 60 weeks including 200 hours of work term


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Technical Skills

Introduction to Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Fundamentals

Pharmaceutical Calculations

Anatomy & Physiology


Preparation of Extemporaneous Mixtures

Hospital Pharmacy

Retail Pharmacy

Comprehensive Review

St. John Ambulance Standard Level

Computer Skills

Computer Fundamentals / Keyboarding

Word Processing Level I

Spreadsheets Level I


Strategies for Student Success

Professional Skills

Career Planning & Preparation

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