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Pharmacy Technician Certificate


1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y4X8, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year(s)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Only
Admission Requirements

BC secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or be currently enrolled in Grade 12, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for one year as of the first day of classes. A minimum grade of 60% in Biology 11 or an equivalent Advanced Level ABE Biology course, or Biology 12 or an equivalent Provincial Level ABE Biology course, or a passing grade of 60% on the Pharmacy Technician Biology Competency Test. A minimum grade of 60% in English 12, TPC 12 (Technical and Professional Communications), or an equivalent Provincial Level ABE English course; or a minimum score of 24/40 (level 4) on the LPI (Language Proficiency Index). Note: Communications 12 is not acceptable. A minimum grade of 60% in Principles of Mathematics 12 or an equivalent Provincial Level ABE Mathematics course. If this course has not been successfully completed within the last seven (7) years, the applicant must pass the Pharmacy Technician Mathematics Competency Test. Minimum keyboarding speed of 35 words per minute. Applicants must complete a criminal record check no more than three months before their date of admission. The form will be mailed to the applicants by Continuing Studies in Kelowna. Applicants with a criminal record who are seeking a pardon are advised that this can be a lengthy process; they should initiate the criminal record check procedure at their local RCMP detachment six months prior to date of admission. Prospective students who have been convicted of a criminal offence may be denied admission.

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Updated October 14, 2009. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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