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Pharmacy Technician Certificate Pharmacy Technician

Selkirk College

Selkirk College

301 Frank Beinder Way
Castlegar, British Columbia, V1N 4L3, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year(s)

    15 months

  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

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:

Additional Requirements

  • 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

Distance Delivery Options

Online plus in-person labs and practicum

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated February 24, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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