Next Start Dates
Kingston: September 8, 2020
Kingston: September 8, 2020
The Pharmacy Technician program is a 40-week diploma program that provides students with the theoretical, practical, and experiential learning experiences to prepare them for a career as a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT). Pharmacy Technicians are vital members of our health care team who protect the security and integrity of the drug distribution system, and collaborate with other health care professionals to enhance medication safety and optimize drug therapy outcomes for all Canadians.
Graduates of the Pharmacy Technician Program at KLC College are allowed to continue the registration process with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP). After pre-registering with the OCP, graduates may proceed to Structured Practical Training (SPT), write the Jurisprudence Exam, and complete the Qualifying Exams with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC).
This course includes two internship components. The first is a 4-week field placement in a retail pharmacy, and the second is a 4-week field placement in a hospital pharmacy. Both internships involve you working under the guidance of a mentor pharmacy staff member and be followed closely by your KLC program coordinator.
The Pharmacy Technician program curriculum meets the competencies and outcomes set forth by the Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association (CPTEA), the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), and the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP).
The curriculum includes classroom learning as well instructional and clinical placements to practice hands-on skills, such as dispensing, sterile preparations & aseptic techniques, and more.
The Pharmacy Technician program includes but is not limited to the following modules:
To be considered for admission, you must have the following:
Admission into a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician program should be limited to candidates who provide documentation of one of the following as evidence of language proficiency:
Students applying to KLC College’s Pharmacy Technician program who have already completed another similar CCAPP-accredited program may be given consideration for previous work. Credit in individual Pharmacy Technician courses will be granted for successful completion of equivalent CCAPP accredited courses only. All supporting transcripts and detailed course outlines (course descriptions in calendars are not sufficient) must be included with transfer credit application. Advance standing for prior completed work placement or experience is not transferable. Student must still complete a minimum of fifty percent of the program to receive our diploma.
To receive your diploma from KLC College, students must fulfill all course requirements to the satisfaction of school administration. This includes successful course and work placement completion and tuition paid in full.
All students are required to maintain an average academic standing of 70% or better. Students must pass both theory and practical components of the course. Internship assessment will be completed by the host placement. A diploma is granted when all course work is successfully completed.
20 Students per Class