Professional training

Pharmacy Technical Assistance

Next sessions

September 14, 2020

Schedule

Monday to Friday, 8h30am to 3h20pm

Location

163 rue Cleghorn, Saint-Lambert, Qc, J4R 2J4

Duration

1,230 hours / 82 credits

Why enroll in this program?

Acquire the certified training required to pursue a rewarding career as a pharmacy technical assistant. Our dedicated teachers provide training in a modern pharmacy ward setting with the latest medical equipment. To learn more, call the ACCESS Centre.

  • The program is officially recognized by the Québec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports.
  • The professional training you receive opens doors to many jobs in both the public and private sectors.
  • Financial aid is available for eligible candidates at www.afe.gouv.qc.ca/en/

Program objectives

  • Provide students with the technical and basic skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to perform technical tasks while prioritizing the needs of the patient.
  • Acquire the latest technological skills to maintain and update patient files.
  • Acquire the communication skills needed to guide customers effectively.
  • Teach students to sell and distribute medical and pharmaceutical products.
  • Train students to establish effective helping relationships.

Special features of the program

  • The requirements of the job market and the legal conditions surrounding the hiring of pharmacy technical assistants are such that individuals graduating with a DVS in Pharmacy Technical Assistance must be at least 18 years of age by the time they enter the job market.
  • The term “drug” is used in different competencies to reflect the reality of the job market.  However, teachers may replace drugs with placebos or substitutes during the teaching process.
  • The Training students receive in the competencies Work-Related Tasks in Community Pharmacies and Work-Related Tasks in Health Care Institutions provides them with an opportunity to handle drugs as they learn their occupation in the workplace.

Content of
program

Module title
Hours
Units
  • Analyze the occupation
    30
    2
  • Perform pharmaceutical calculations
    75
    5
  • Observe the laws, regulations and standards governing the practice of the occupation
    30
    2
  • Identify non-parenteral drugs and their characteristics
    105
    7
  • Take occupational health and safety precautions
    30
    2
  • Use pharmaceutical applications software for community pharmacies
    45
    3
  • Use pharmaceutical applications software for health care institutions
    45
    3
  • Do a practicum in the workplace
    75
    5
  • Perform customer service activities
    60
    4
  • Identify the characteristics of parenteral drugs
    60
    4
  • Make non-sterile preparations
    30
    2
  • Fill prescriptions in a community pharmacy
    135
    9
  • Fill prescriptions in a health care institution
    135
    9
  • Manage inventory
    45
    3
  • Make sterile preparations
    120
    8
  • Perform work-related tasks in a community pharmacy
    105
    7
  • Perform work-related tasks in a health care institution
    105
    7