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Diploma in Pharmacy Technician

NorQuest College - Edmonton Campus NorQuest College - Edmonton Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2023

Jan 2023, Sep 2022

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 18517

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 155

Application Fee

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24 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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91

TOEFL

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50%

Min GPA

Program Overview

In this nationally accredited diploma program, you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in this fast-paced and highly respected occupation. This includes dispensing prescriptions, compounding medications, preparing sterile products, and providing patient care.

Student Success
Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • Are detail-oriented
  • Have strong arithmetic skills
  • Can multi-task and problem-solve effectively
  • Have access to a computer with strong computer and typing skills
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have good vision and manual dexterity and can stand and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Applicants are requested to review the job requirements listed below and assess their ability to fulfill the demands of the occupation of pharmacy technician.

As a pharmacy technician, you must be able to:

  • Work day, evening, and weekend shifts
  • Stand and sit for extended periods of time
  • Use your knees, back, and arms to move objects that weigh up to 10 kilograms
  • Have good manual dexterity and vision, which are essential for some tasks
  • Physically and emotionally manage workplace demands
  • Function effectively in stressful situations
  • Multi-task and problem-solve
  • Perform all skills independently
  • Work collaboratively with other health-care professionals
  • Communicate effectively in written and verbal form with patients, colleagues, and other health care professionals.

Additional Program Details
NorQuest’s pharmacy technician lab provides students with practical, hands-on training in compounding, sterile product preparation, repackaging, inventory management, and dispensing. In the lab, students have the opportunity to use technologies currently employed by those working in the profession, including laminar airflow hoods and Kroll® computer software.

Our state-of-the-art simulation lab prepares students to work collaboratively with other health-care professionals as part of an interdisciplinary team.
For more information on becoming a registered pharmacy technician in the province of Alberta, visit the Alberta College of Pharmacy website.

Practicum/Work Experience
This program includes two practicums totalling 320 hours.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

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

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):

    English Language Arts:
    • ELA 30-1 (Grade 12): 60%
    • ELA 30-2 (Grade 12): 70%
    • ESLG 1860: 60%
    • ESLG 1898: 70%
    Math:
    • Math 30-1 (Grade12): 60%
    • Math 30-2 (Grade12): 60%
    Biology:
    • Biology 30 (Grade 12): 60%
    Chemistry:
    • Chemistry30(Grade 12): 60%

 

6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
91 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

18517

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 155

Application Fee
(CAD)

11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Check program website for more information about funding options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? we have all the answers. Find out all the information you need about this program, student visa, work permit, and more.

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Student Visa

When Should I Apply?

4 to 6 months

Bank Account?

No Need

Duration of visa

Course Duration + 3 Months

Time to Wait for Visa

35 Days

Appointment

Required

How can you apply

Cost and Expenses

Fee

Visa Fee

Minimum Funds

833 CAD, 917 CAD

Other Expenses

Medical Fee and more

Examination and Skills

Medical Examination

Required

Language Skills

Required

Work Permit

Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

Work Permit

Till valid study visa

Working Hours

20 hours/week

Documents Required

Study Permit

Social Insurance Number

Study Permit

Post Graduate Work Permit

The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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Application

Form or Online

Documents Required

List of Documents

When to Apply

First 3 months

How long does it take?

90 Days

Duration

3 Years

Fees

CAD 255

Scholarships

New Questers International Entrance Scholarship: Great opportunity for new students which allows them to apply for it as soon as they are successfully enrolled in participating programs. Value of Each Scholarship: $1000- Introducing from January 2021 term.

Criteria for Scholarship/Bursary Selection:

  • An international student starting at NorQuest College must have a valid study permit
  • Participating programs in January 2021 term:
    • NorQuest Bridging Program
    • Administrative professional certificate
    • Health Care Aide certificate
    • Community Support worker certificate
  • Student have enrolled full-time into courses before applying
  • Statement of equivalent Alberta marks showing academic standing of 70%/B-/2.7 or higher for post-secondary programs only
  • A personal letter from applicant describing educational and career goals

Bursaries & Awards
At NorQuest College, we offer students the opportunity to receive financial recognition for outstanding achievement, academic excellence, financial need, leadership, community service and contribution to campus life. Scholarships, bursaries and awards are available for students enrolled in a credit program.

NorQuest College offers students who excel in their academics by recognizing them for their outstanding achievements. Besides, awards and bursaries are also awarded for financial needs, leadership qualities, community service and an individual contribution to the campus life. To know more about scholarship and awards click here

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