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Pharmacy Technician Certificate Pharmacy Technician
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year(s)
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
Selkirk College's Admission Requirements:
- Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or
- Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or
- Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal
- Read more about admission requirements according to Policy 8611
First-time applicants may be required to take the College Readiness Tool (CRT). Please refer to your acceptance letter to determine if you need to take the CRT.
Pharmacy Technician Academic Requirements
BC High School achievement or with grades 60% or higher in:
- Biology 12
- English Studies 12
- Chemistry 11
- Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Math 12
English Language Proficiency
Applicants are required to submit documentation of one of the following as evidence of language proficiency:
- Graduation from a high school in Canada with three consecutive first language English courses /credits
- Language proficiency test results that meet the NAPRA Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada. NAPRA Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada
- An undergraduate degree from a university in Canada whose instruction was provided in English
- Criminal Record Check (CRC) from the BC Ministry of Justice
- Applicant Information Questionnaire (found in application package)
- Current computer skills including knowledge/skill in navigating the internet, word processing, file management, and email. Applicants are encouraged to complete the Computer Skills Self-Assessment
- WHMIS, Basic First Aid and CPR (C) completed prior to starting lab courses
- Official transcripts from high school and all post-secondary institutions attended (mailed directly from the Ministry of Education and educational institutions)
- Official Transcripts, Equivalence Reports, and English Proficiency Test results for internationally educated applicants
Online plus in-person labs and practicum
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Updated February 24, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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