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This program is 44 weeks in length, including a 240-hour practicum with on-the-job training, offsite with potential employers.

 Our Pharmacy Assistant program provides you with an interactive learning experience on key topics such as compounding and dispensing prescriptions and customer care. The curriculum covers areas such as: role of the assistant, dispensing, provincial and federal legislation, pharmacology, community procedures, compounding drug distribution systems, pharmaceutical calculations and more.

You will also learn computer and communication skills and come away feeling confident in your ability to provide exceptional patient care.  
Upon graduation, you will be highly skilled and have the opportunity to pursue employment in retail pharmacies, public or private school boards, home healthcare or long-term care facilities, community pharmacies or within the public health service.

Variety of Funding Options

What You Will Learn?

Why Study Pharmacy Assistant Program at Anderson College?

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Do you have a passion for patient care, exceptional organizational skills and envision supporting a dynamic healthcare team in a community pharmacy? If this sounds like your skillset, this career could be a perfect fit.

As a pharmacy assistant, you are a vital member of a healthcare team. You provide key support in a pharmacy environment, from preparing and distributing prescribed medications, entering orders and filling prescriptions, to ensuring that the pharmacist has verified and approved the prescription before giving the medication to the patient.   

Do you have a passion for patient care, exceptional organizational skills and envision supporting a dynamic healthcare team in a community pharmacy? If this sounds like your skillset, this career could be a perfect fit.

As a pharmacy assistant, you are a vital member of a healthcare team. You provide key support in a pharmacy environment, from preparing and distributing prescribed medications, entering orders and filling prescriptions, to ensuring that the pharmacist has verified and approved the prescription before giving the medication to the patient.  

What You Will Learn?

Variety of Funding Options

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What Our Graduates Say

Ofelia S.

I am very happy that I chose Anderson College as the foundation of my career here in Canada.

They are always on top of the student's progress. I also had a wonderful time with my instructor who was very supportive and always ready to help. I never had a dull moment inside the classroom.

Victoria D.

My Experience at Anderson College
was amazing.

The staff and instructors were friendly and always there when you needed them. Placements were really fun and I learned a lot. They push you to the highest level of knowledge so that when you graduate you will be job-ready.  

Dunmacwayne R. 

Anderson doesn’t just prepare you for your career, they prepare you for life.

They will help you realize your goal or dream. Now I’m ready and prepared, and it all started with a visit and a smile from Anderson College. 

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

The overall program goals and objectives are aligned with Sonography Canada’s National Competency Profile Version 6.0.

Sonography is a regulated profession in Ontario under the guidance of the CMRITO – College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (www.cmrito.org).

Upon successful completion of this program students will also be eligible to challenge the American Registry Exam for the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer: American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)

VARIOUS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

People need healthcare regardless of the economy. In fact, during a recession, there is generally a higher demand for healthcare professionals. Now is the perfect time for you to become a Pharmacy Assistant. Protect your career in the event of a global recession.

Be a vital member of a pharmacy! From helping to prepare prescribed medication to answering the phone, inventory management, and operating cash registers, Pharmacy Assistants play an essential role in the operation of a community pharmacy.

BECOME A VITAL MEMBER OF PHARMACY

Why Become a Pharmacy Assistant?

COMPETITIVE SALARY

The median wage for Pharmacy Technician is $20 per hour in the London Region.*

*www.jobbank.gc.ca NOC: 3219 Last updated on July 28, 2021

Why Become a Medical Office Administrator?

RECESSION RESILIENT CAREER

Career opportunities for Retail Pharmacy Assistant graduates exist in retail pharmacies all across Ontario. Graduates can find employment in various field such as Retail Pharmacies, Public & Private School Boards, Home Healthcare Facilities, Community Pharmacies, Long-Term Facilities, Public Health Service.

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Become
Pharmacy
Assistant in
44 Weeks

Learning During COVID - Virtual Classes

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, Anderson College offers virtual classes in
the safety and comfort of your home. We practice strict health and safety guidelines for students who need to attend hands-on training on campus.

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Options

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Sajjad M., FACULTY

“I have been always committed to excel in my role and create unique learning opportunities for my students to be the best in class. The feeling of seeing your students fulfilling professional responsibilities within various sectors of pharmacy and serving the community is incomparable, that’s what keeps my passion strong.” 

With over 15 years of extensive staff training and student coaching experience. Sajjad’s ultimate objective is to develop, motivate and lead his students, as well as ensuring that they are professionally competent when entering the profession. 

He is the Winner of the 2016 Better Together “Staff Teaching Award” for the Pharmacy Technician Program and is an instructor for the Ontario College of Pharmacists. Sajjad is also the author of two books related to the pharmacy profession.

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HIGH-CALIBRE AND

CARING FACULTY

Our faculty is our greatest asset. Qualified professionals with industry expertise, who bring their passion and dedication to the classroom everyday.

FULLY EQUIPPED

SIMULATED PHARMACY

Work within our fully equipped simulated pharmacy, complete with the equipment and supplies you need to experience your new career as a Pharmacy Assistant firsthand.

CONVENIENT

SCHEDULES

We offer morning, afternoon and evening classes, so our students are studying without compromising work or family responsibilities.

CAREER

SERVICES

We are dedicated to ensuring you have the support you need to become a skillful, confident and
in-demand employee. And as a student and graduate, our career services are provided to you for
life – complimentary without an expiry date.

240-HOUR

PRACTICUM

Gain real-time knowledge and best-practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors and offsite through a practicum with potential employers.

4-WEEKS

PRACTICUM

Dental Assistant course includes an externship that will allow you to experience the work environment and put into practice your classroom instructions.

SMALL SIZE

CLASSES

Small class sizes lead to more one-on-one attention from the Faculty. With smaller class sizes, faculty can get to know each student as an individual, working with you to enhance your strengths.

SUPPORT FROM PROGRAM

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

You can rest assured knowing that your program is supported by a Program Advisory Committee made up of industry experts in the fields of pharmacy, education and business, to ensure we are aligned with current industry trends, regulations and requirements.

START YOUR JOURNEY

Education is one of the most important investments in life. “Can I afford it?” is a question frequently asked by our students. We will be happy to help you review your options to finance your future.

REVIEW MY FUNDING OPTIONS

•  College Interest-free Financing
•  Bank Solutions
•  Financial Assistance May Be Available To Those              Who Qualify. Please visit www.osap.gov.on.ca
•  Second Career
•  ESDC
•  Lifelong Learning Plan

•  ROLE OF THE ASSISTANT

•  DISPENSING 

•  PROVINCIAL & FEDERAL LEGISLATION

•  COMMUNICATION SKILLS

•  PHARMACOLOGY 

•  COMMUNITY PROCEDURES

•  WHMS
 

•  MASTERING THE ATTITUDE OF SUCCESS (TPI MAS) 

•  DRUG DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

•  PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS  

•  ENRICHED ACADEMY

•  COMPOUNDING  

•  EXTERNSHIP

•  COMPUTER SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS 

START YOUR JOURNEYSTART YOUR JOURNEY

Career Opportunities

•  Retail Pharmacies

•  Home Healthcare Facilities 

•  Community Pharmacies 

•  Long-Term Facilities 

•  Public Health Service

Graduates of the Pharmacy Assistant program can expect a rewarding career in the following:

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Pharmacy Assistant and exploring if this is the career field for you, fill out the form on this page for more information.

A helpful Anderson College Admissions Advisor will assist with everything from career questions to financial aid and help you discover the perfect career path for you.

For immediate questions, give us a call at
647-694-3456

GET PROGRAM DETAILS NOW!

Is a Career as a Pharmacy Assistant Right for You?

Take the “Pharmacy Assistant Discovery Quiz.” This fun, online quiz takes 4 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. 

Determine your strengths, align your passion and interests with a training program and discover the positions best suited to you. Get your Pharmacy Assistant Career Discovery Quiz score now!

GET YOUR CAREER DISCOVERY QUIZ SCORE NOWBOOK EXPRESS APPOINTMENT

Start
Dates

Raymond B. PROGRAM CHAIR

FULLY EQUIPPED

 SIMULATED PHARMACY

Work within our fully equipped simulated pharmacy, complete with the equipment and supplies you need to experience your new career as a Pharmacy Assistant firsthand.

PREPARATION FOR

THE CERTIFICATION EXAMS

Work with us to prepare for your National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) certification exams to take your training to the next level.

What Our Graduates Say

Ofelia S.

I am very happy that I chose Anderson College as the foundation of my career here in Canada.

They are always on top of the student's progress. I also had a wonderful time with my instructor who was very supportive and always ready to help. I never had a dull moment inside the classroom.

Victoria D.

My Experience at Anderson College
was amazing.

The staff and instructors were friendly and always there when you needed them. Placements were really fun and I learned a lot. They push you to the highest level of knowledge so that when you graduate you will be job-ready.  

GET PROGRAM DETAILS NOW!

Anderson doesn’t just prepare you for your career, they prepare you for life.

They will help you realize your goal or dream. Now I’m ready and prepared, and it all started with a visit and a smile from Anderson College. 

Dunmacwayne R.

Is a Career as a Pharmacy Assistant Right for You?

Take the “Pharmacy Assistant Discovery Quiz.” This fun, online quiz takes 4 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. 

Determine your strengths, align your passion and interests with a training program and discover the positions best suited to you. Get your Pharmacy Assistant Career Discovery Quiz score now!

GET YOUR CAREER DISCOVERY QUIZ SCORE NOW

Why Study Dental Assistant Program at Anderson College?

Why Study Pharmacy Assistant Program at Anderson College?

HIGH-CALIBRE AND

CARING FACULTY

Our faculty is our greatest asset. Qualified professionals with industry expertise, who bring their passion and dedication to the classroom everyday.

FULLY EQUIPPED

DENTAL LAB

Get hands-on training in specific and varied dental procedures required for success in your new career. You can also practice your skills in our simulated real-life dental clinic.

CONVENIENT

SCHEDULES

We offer morning, afternoon and evening classes, so our students are studying without compromising work or family responsibilities.

PREPARATION FOR

THE CERTIFICATION EXAMS

Work with us to prepare for your National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) certification exams to take your training to the next level.

4-WEEKS

PRACTICUM

Dental Assistant course includes an externship that will allow you to experience the work environment and put into practice your classroom instructions.

4-WEEKS

PRACTICUM

Dental Assistant course includes an externship that will allow you to experience the work environment and put into practice your classroom instructions.

SMALL SIZE

CLASSES

Small class sizes lead to more one-on-one attention from the Faculty. With smaller class sizes, faculty can get to know each student as an individual, working with you to enhance your strengths.

CAREER

SERVICES

We are dedicated to ensuring you have the support you need to become a skillful, confident and in-demand employee. And as a student and graduate, our career services are provided to you for life – complimentary without an expiry date.

START YOUR JOURNEY

SUPPORT FROM PROGRAM

 ADVISORY COMMITTEE

You can rest assured knowing that your program is supported by a Program Advisory Committee made up of industry experts in the fields of pharmacy, education and business, to ensure we are aligned with current industry trends, regulations and requirements.

4-WEEKS

PRACTICUM

Dental Assistant course includes an externship that will allow you to experience the work environment and put into practice your classroom instructions.

4-WEEKS

PRACTICUM

Dental Assistant course includes an externship that will allow you to experience the work environment and put into practice your classroom instructions.

240-HOUR

PRACTICUM

Gain real-time knowledge and best-practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors and offsite through a practicum with potential employers.

Variety of Funding Options

Variety of Funding Options

Education is one of the most important investments in life. “Can I afford it?” is a question frequently asked by our students. We will be happy to help you review your options to finance your future.

REVIEW MY FUNDING OPTIONS

College Interest-free Financing

Bank Solutions

Financial Assistance May Be
Available To Those Who Qualify.
Please visit www.osap.gov.on.ca

Second Career

ESDC

Lifelong Learning Plan

What You Will Learn?

ROLE OF THE ASSISTANT 

DISPENSING 

PROVINCIAL & FEDERAL LEGISLATION
 
COMMUNICATION SKILLS

PHARMACOLOGY 

COMMUNITY PROCEDURES

COMPUTER SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS
 
WHMS

MASTERING THE ATTITUDE OF SUCCESS (TPI MAS)
• 
DRUG DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS 

ENRICHED ACADEMY
• 
COMPOUNDING 

EXTERNSHIP 

START YOUR JOURNEYSTART YOUR JOURNEY

Retail Pharmacies 
• 
Home Healthcare Facilities

Community Pharmacies

Long-Term Facilities

Public Health Service

Graduates of the Pharmacy Assistant program can expect a rewarding career in the following:

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Pharmacy Assistant and exploring if this is the career field for you, fill out the form on this page for more information. A helpful Anderson College Admissions Advisor will assist with everything from career questions to financial aid and help you discover the perfect career path for you.

For immediate questions, give us a call at
647-694-3456

GET PROGRAM DETAILS NOW!

Learning During
COVID - Virtual Classes

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, Anderson College offers virtual classes in the safety and comfort of your home. We practice strict health and safety guidelines for students who need to attend hands-on training on campus.

BECOME A VITAL MEMBER OF PHARMACY

People need healthcare regardless of the economy. In fact, during a recession, there is generally a higher demand for healthcare professionals. Now is the perfect time for you to become a Pharmacy Assistant. Protect your career in the event of a global recession.

Career opportunities for Retail Pharmacy Assistant graduates exist in retail pharmacies all across Ontario in various field such as; Retail pharmacies, Public & private school boards, Home healthcare facilities, Community pharmacies, long- term facilities, Public Health Service and many more.

VARIOUS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Why Become an Pharmacy Assistant?

COMPETITIVE SALARY

The median wage for Pharmacy Technician is $20 per hour in the London Region.*

*www.jobbank.gc.ca NOC: 3219 Last updated on July 28, 2021

RECESSION RESILIENT CAREER

Be a vital member of a pharmacy! From helping to prepare prescribed medication to answering the phone, inventory management, and operating cash registers, Pharmacy Assistants play an essential role in the operation of a community pharmacy.

BOOK EXPRESS APPOINTMENT

This program is 44 weeks in length, including a 240-hour practicum with on-the-job training, offsite with potential employers.

 Our Pharmacy Assistant program provides you with an interactive learning experience on key topics such as compounding and dispensing prescriptions and customer care. The curriculum covers areas such as: role of the assistant, dispensing, provincial and federal legislation, pharmacology, community procedures, compounding drug distribution systems, pharmaceutical calculations and more.

You will also learn computer and communication skills and come away feeling confident in your ability to provide exceptional patient care. 

BOOK VIRTUAL TOUR

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO REQUEST DETAILS ABOUT OUR PHARMACY ASSISTANT PROGRAM INCLUDING

Career Opportunities

Funding
Options

Start
Dates

Get Program Details 

Start
Dates

Tuition
Fees

GET PROGRAM DETAILS NOW!

Raymond B. PROGRAM CHAIR

Sajjad M., FACULTY

“I have been always committed to excel in my role and create unique learning opportunities for my students to be the best in class. The feeling of seeing your students fulfilling professional responsibilities within various sectors of pharmacy and serving the community is incomparable, that’s what keeps my passion strong.”

With over 15 years of extensive staff training and student coaching experience. Sajjad’s ultimate objective is to develop, motivate and lead his students, as well as ensuring that they are professionally competent when entering the profession. 

He is the Winner of the 2016 Better Together “Staff Teaching Award” for the Pharmacy Technician Program and is an instructor for the Ontario College of Pharmacists. Sajjad is also the author of two books related to the pharmacy profession.

Become a
Pharmacy Technician in 44 Weeks.

BOOK EXPRESS APPOINTMENTBOOK EXPRESS APPOINTMENT

Our Campuses

Downtown Toronto

180 Bloor Street West, Suite 400

Toronto, ON M5S 2V6

Eglinton

20 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 200

ON M4P 1A9

Mississauga

165 Dundas Street West, Suite 300

Mississauga, ON L5B 2N6

North York

5734 Yonge Street, Suite 100

North York, ON M2M 4E7

Hamilton

31 King Street East, Suite 200

Hamilton, ON L8N 1A1

ONTARIO
BRITISH COLUMBIA

Surrey


10362 King George Blvd, Suite 320


Surrey, BC V3T 2W5

London


303 Richmond Street, London,



ON, N6B2H8

Brantford


39 King George Road, Brantford,



ON, N3R5K2

Kitchener


Unit 14, 248 Stirling Avenue South,



Kitchener, ON, N2G4L1

Windsor
630 Tecumseh Road East,
Windsor, ON, N8X4W2

Hurontario


3025 Hurontario Street, 600



Mississauga, ON L5A 2H1

Our Campuses

Downtown Toronto

180 Bloor Street West, Suite 400

Toronto, ON M5S 2V6

Eglinton

20 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 200

ON M4P 1A9

Mississauga

165 Dundas Street West, Suite 300

Mississauga, ON L5B 2N6

North York

5734 Yonge Street, Suite 100

North York, ON M2M 4E7

Hamilton

31 King Street East, Suite 200

Hamilton, ON L8N 1A1

ONTARIO

Windsor
630 Tecumseh Road East,
Windsor, ON, N8X4W2

London


303 Richmond Street, London,



ON, N6B2H8

Brantford


39 King George Road, Brantford,



ON, N3R5K2

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Surrey

10362 King George Blvd, Suite 320

Surrey, BC V3T 2W5

Kitchener


Unit 14, 248 Stirling Avenue South,



Kitchener, ON, N2G4L1

Hurontario


3025 Hurontario Street, 600



Mississauga, ON L5A 2H1