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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)

    11 months

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

Categories of Admission

Applicants may be admitted through one of the following:

  1. Academic Admission
  2. Mature Students Admission

In addition, all applicants must also meet the following general admission criteria:

  1. Criminal Record Check by BC Ministry of Justice. The criminal record search will be available, on request, to any hospital, clinic, or community pharmacy receiving students for Preceptorship. Students are advised that certain criminal records may prevent completion of a Preceptorship and thus completion of the program graduation requirements
  2. Immunization: Students entering the Pharmacy Technician Program must meet requirements for immunization established for health care workers by the Ministry of Health prior to entry into any practicum setting
  3. Personal Reference: All applicants must submit two personal references as indicated in the application package as part of the formal admission process
  4. Personal Health Record: A personal health history document must be submitted prior to acceptance into the program
  5. Personal Information: All applicants must complete a brief personal history and short essay as to why they wish to become a Pharmacy Technician as part of the admission process

Academic Admission

  1. BC high school graduation or its equivalent plus the following courses with a C grade or better: Biology 12, Chemistry 11, English 12, Principles of Math 11 or Applications of Math 12, or their equivalents
  2. Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 11 with a C grade or better
  3. Current basic computer skills: Windows, word processing and Internet abilities
  4. All students are required to complete the Computer Placement Test for assessment of their English and Math skills prior to entry into the program

Mature Students Admission

  1. A "mature student" is at least 19 years of age and has been out of the school system for at least one year on or before the first day of classes of the program
  2. A mature student, with reasonable potential for success on the basis of work experience or other criteria may be admitted, notwithstanding some deficiency in prior formal education
  3. A mature student shall normally meet the specific program or course prerequisites
  4. Mature students should apply at least one year in advance of the anticipated start date, as academic upgrading may be necessary

Applicants Seeking Specific Upgrading

  • Individuals seeking a specific skill set through courses that are a part of the Pharmacy Technician Program will be considered on a case by case basis
  • In such cases the admissions protocols may be waived by the instructor in consultation with the School Chair

Distance Delivery Options

On and off campus

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 June 20, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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