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Certificate in Community Pharmacy Assistant Fanshawe College - London Campus Fanshawe College - London Campus, Canada

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CAD 16153

Annual Tuition Fee

*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100 Waived

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12 months


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Program Overview

A career as a community pharmacy assistant takes attention to detail, a knack for problem solving, wide-ranging technical knowledge and solid interpersonal skills. You’ll work under the direction of a registered pharmacist or pharmacy technician to contribute to the success of a pharmacy. If you’re interested in a satisfying career that makes a difference, the Community Pharmacy Assistant program will get you on your way to career success.
Your Learning Experience
You’ll learn technical concepts, develop creative problem-solving strategies, and foster excellent interpersonal skills to support the expanding scope of both pharmacy technicians and pharmacists. You will become proficient in prescription processing, third-party adjudication (dispensary reimbursements), managing inventory, compounding non-sterile products, work with various forms of pharmacy automation, and assist customers with products sold in a community pharmacy.

In addition to classroom instruction, you’ll practice in Fanshawe’s brand new, state-of-the-art community pharmacy lab and complete a 4-month placement where you’ll get valuable, real-world experience working as a vital member of both community and long-term care pharmacy environments.
Your learning experience will include a unique opportunity to achieve PCCA’s Introductory Compounding Bootcamp certificate: this two-day workshop will facilitate access to specialized compounding equipment to create alternative dosage forms and discuss safety, product quality, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other standards of practice affiliated with professional pharmacy compounding.

You’ll also have an opportunity to take your education in pharmacy studies to the next level; completion of this program will allow you to obtain advanced standing in Fanshawe’s Pharmacy Technician program.

The Community Pharmacy Assistant program prepares graduates to collaborate with a pharmacist and/or pharmacy technician registered by the Ontario College of Pharmacists to:

  • utilize various forms of pharmacy automation to prepare/dispense patient medication;
  • dispense, sell and compound medications;
  • manage inventory;
  • interact with patients and other health care providers and;
  • assist in the provision of medication therapy management and pharmacy services.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 10 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 83
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • 65% in Math in Grade 12

6 IELTS Score
83 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 100 Waived

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11000 Per year

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