Pharmacy Technical Assistant

Pharmacy Technical Assistant Training Program in Montreal

Pharmacy Technical Assistants work alongside pharmacists to provide customer service, medication and other health care products to clients. Duties can also include maintaining prescription records, maintaining inventory for medication and pharmaceutical products. Individuals in this role may also be responsible for supervising other pharmacy staff.
This program provides an overview of the theory, principles, and practices of the pharmacy technician. Areas of study include accurately and safely processing prescriptions, aseptic techniques, controlling inventory, keeping accurate and confidential records, third-party billing, acting within relevant legislation, and effectively communicating orally and in writing.

Certificates featured in the Pharmacy Technical Assistant course: First Aid and CPR

Program length: 13 months (25 hours/week) includes 6 week internship

Careers in Pharmacy Technician Assistance

The Pharmacy Technical Assistant program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for positions in community and institutional pharmacies, as well as pharmaceutical companies.

Examples of employers: Jean Coutu, Pharmaprix, Jewish General Hospital, LaSalle Hospital

Examples of  job titles: Pharmacy Technical Assistant, Pharmacy Assistant,

Sample starting salary range: $26,250 - $30,680

*Statistics based on most recent available.


Pharmacy Technician Assistance Courses in Montreal


• The Occupation and the Training Process
• Word Processing
• Non-Parental Drugs
• Legislation and Professional Ethics
• Pharmaceutical Calculations
• Principles and Techniques of Hygiene and Asepsis
• Pharmaceutical Applications Software
• Non-Sterile Preparations
• Dispensing in Community Pharmacies
• Parenteral Drugs
• Occupational Health and Safety
• Customer Service and Inventory Management
• Dispensing in Health Care Establishments
• Sterile Preparations
• Planning a Job Search
• Practicum in an Extended Care Facility
• Communication and Teamwork
• Practicum in a Community Pharmacy
• Practicum in a Hospital


• Quebec issued high school diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of two consecutive terms
One school year interruption from full-time studies
• Minimum of one year post-secondary education
• Pass a general admissions entrance test
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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