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Pharmacy Technician


Diploma


Program Code: 07731

Campus: North

Length: 4 semesters starting in September

Pharmacy technicians perform many tasks including filling and final release of prescriptions, medication reconciliation, compounding medications and managing day-to-day operations. Our graduates are in demand and have opportunities to contribute to the health and well-being of Canadians in settings such as:

  • community/retail and hospital pharmacies
  • computer software companies
  • government agencies
  • long-term care facilities
  • pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • third-party insurance companies

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 work placements, providing valuable real-life experience.

Work Placement

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.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences Online Online

PHRM 100: Community Pharmacy Management Online Not Running

PHRM 101: Pharmacy Calculations 1 Online Not Running

PHRM 102: Pharmacy Dispensing Theory Online Not Running

PHRM 104: Pharmacy Dispensing Lab 1 In-person Not Running

PHRM 110: Pharmacotherapeutics 1 Online Not Running

WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills Online Online

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
PHRM 204: Pharmacy Dispensing Lab 3 In-person Not Running

PHRM 205: Institutional Dispensing Lab 2 In-person Not Running

PHRM 206: Aseptic Compounding In-person Not Running

PHRM 207: Pharmacy Calculations 3 Online Not Running

PHRM 210: Pharmacotherapeutics 3 Online Not Running

WRIT 211: Professional Communications: Pharmacy Technician Online Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
GNED: General Elective Online Online

Semester 4

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
PHRM 250: Professional Communication and Collaboration Online / In-person

PHRM 251: Pharmacy Technician Work Experience In-Person

PHRM 260: Pharmacotherapeutics 4 Online

Select 1 from the following courses
GNED: General Elective Online Online

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 2 requirements:

  • .

    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C or SCH4U or equivalent)

    or

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    Note: Language proficiency is an essential skill required for all pharmacy technicians, therefore additional verification of language proficiency may be required. A pharmacy technician’s ability to communicate is critical in the delivery of safe and effective patient care. For this reason, applicants whose first language is not English must meet the specific English Language Proficiency scores for the Pharmacy Technician program. Applicants being admitted on the basis of one of the following must possess:

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Overall Band 6.5
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL IBT) – 91
    • Michigan English Language Arts Battery (MELAB) – 81
    • Canadian Test for English Scholars (CanTEST) - Specific Band Scores vary
    • Specific band scores and/or element scores also apply

    For details visit Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada and http://www.ocpinfo.com/registration/training-exams/language-proficiency

    Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • .

    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Placement Requirements

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of your first placement. Participation in placements will not be allowed if not all the pre-requisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program’s placement pre-requisite requirements.

View Requirements

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,805.05
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $64.41 $64.41
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,934.73 $1,795.37
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,143.68 $7,143.68
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $64.41 $64.41
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,208.09 $7,208.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,208.09 $7,208.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,208.09 $7,208.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Additional Costs

$2,000 for textbooks and supplies.

It is strongly recommended that students have access to an Internet-enabled laptop/computer or similar device.

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Carol Levy, program advisor
416.675.6622
carol.levy@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: October 28, 2020