Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy Assistant Training in Ottawa

Pharmacy 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. In some cases individuals in this role may be responsible for compounding, packaging and labeling of pharmaceutical products.

This program provides an overview of the theory, principles, and practices of the Pharmacy Assistant. Areas of study include healthcare ethics, aseptic techniques, controlling inventory, and providing medication and other health care products.

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

Program length: 10 months, includes 4 week internship

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Pharmacy Assistant Careers

Pharmacy Assistants generally work in retail pharmacies, but can also work in other health care facilities.

Examples of  job titles include: Pharmacy Assistant, Pharmacy Aide, Pharmacy Supply Assistant

Average salary ( $30,301

*Statistics based on most recent available.



Pharmacy Assistant Courses in Ottawa


• Systems and Computer Fundamentals
• Pharmacy Practice
• Medication Errors
• Pharmacology
• OTC and Herbal Products
• Drug Preparation and Dosage Calculation
• Pharmacy Software
• Communication Skills
• Law and Ethics
• Pharmaceutical Mathematics
• Human Anatomy and Physiology
• Medical Terminology
• Aseptic Techniques
• Client Services
• Career Development
• Practicum (Retail)


• Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
• Pass an entrance test administrated by Herzing College
• Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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