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Diploma in Pharmacy Technician Bow Valley College Bow Valley College, Canada


Sep 2023

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CAD 15231

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 140

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24 months


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Program Overview

The program has Full Accreditation Status with the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), preparing graduates for the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada's national certification exam. Pharmacy technicians are regulated under the Health Professions Act and register with the Alberta College of Pharmacy.

Registered Pharmacy Technicians have an expanded scope of practice that includes responsibilities such as performing final checks on prescriptions and receiving verbal orders from prescribers. Other tasks include compounding mixtures, dispensing medications, or preparing sterile products such as eye drop compounds or intravenous mixtures. Demand is increasing and pharmacy technicians can earn up to $37/hour. 

With over 350 lab hours in a state-of-the-art facility, this program integrates cutting-edge technology and emphasizes hands-on training to produce competitive dispensary-ready graduates. Students learn to prepare sterile products in authentic certified sterile production hoods and operate a PACMED® high-speed automated medication packager. 

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 56

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 91.0  Minimum Listening - 21.0  Minimum Reading - 22.0  Minimum Writing - 25.0  Minimum Speaking - 23.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 110.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Grade 12 / High School diploma or equivalent, including the following required course(s):
    • Minimum 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent
    • Minimum 60% in:
      • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or equivalent
      • Biology 30 or equivalent
      • Chemistry 30 or equivalent

6.5 IELTS Score
91 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
110 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 140

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12000 Per year

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