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PHARMACY ASSISTANT

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If you are passionate about helping people stay healthy, the Pharmacy Assistant diploma program at CDI is the perfect fit for you. Build long-term relationships with people in your community and provide a positive impact on their lives by helping them manage their health.

Practical Pharmacy Assistant Courses

The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program at CDI College covers a broad range of subjects to help you get started in your healthcare career. Learn about pharmacy assistant practices, basic pharmacology, and drug and medical terminology which are key components of your pharmacy assistant courses.
Students also explore pharmacy computer systems, hospital and community pharmacy practices and procedures, drug dosage calculations, and compounding labs. In addition, instructors with industry experience will cover topics such as ethics, legislation, personal conduct, and workplace safety.

Hands-on Training

The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program also includes a field placement in a pharmaceutical setting. Work under the supervision of a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician and learn how to prepare, package, and store pharmaceuticals. Some of a Pharmacy Assistant's responsibilities include filling orders under a Pharmacist's supervision, entering client information, identifying the correct mixture or breakdowns for prescriptions, and preparation and processing of paperwork for orders.

Pharmacy Assistants can continue to grow their careers and train to become a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacist.

Start your career as a Pharmacy Assistant today by filling out the form to your right.

Career Opportunities

  • Community Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies

Industry Salary Information

  • Low Wage ($/hr): $14.00
  • Average Wage ($/hr): $18.00
  • High Wage ($/hr): $26.50
  • Average Salary: $37,440

* Information Source: www.jobbank.gc.ca/trend-analysis. Salary data provided is an estimate, and is intended for reference purposes only.

Financial Aid

Finding yourself in a position where College is unaffordable is more common than most of us realize. Fortunately, Canada’s provincial and federal governments are very focused on making education accessible to virtually everyone; even students that are new to Canada. Regardless of your situation: didn’t finish high school, are having (or had) financial difficulties, or you are a new arrival to Canada, we will find financial solution best for you!

Our Financial Aid Expert will provide you with best options to make education investment in yourself, both realistic and affordable. Let us help you find option that suits you best. Fill out the form NOW!

  • Second Careers Program
  • The Second Career strategy launched by the Ontario Ministry of Training, pays for the training or education needed by Ontarians to get a better job. This program provides financial help of up to $28,000 put towards : tuition, books, living allowance, child care, disability support.

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a program available to people living in the Province of Ontario. This is a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university. OSAP offers funding through: grants: money you don’t have to pay back, student loans: money you need to repay once you’re done school. Find out more about this amazing program. Fill out the form NOW!

  • Payment Plan
  • A simple plan may be available that spreads out the costs of your education monthly over the duration of your study period. For students who qualify, a monthly payment plan may be extended beyond the end of your study period. Bad credit and no established credit can often be overcome. We specialize in working with students that have had credit and financial challenges in the past.

  • Registered Plans:
  • Lifelong Learning Plan

    The Lifelong Leaning Plan (LLP) allows you to withdraw money from your RRSPs to finance your education or that of your spouse or common law partner. You can withdraw up to $10,000 per year, up to a total maximum of $20,000.

  • Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP)

    Students who have been named under a family’s Registered Education Savings Plan may use funds from an RESP to cover the costs of education at an eligible post-secondary institution. Complete our form above for more details.

  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

    If you are a WSIB recipient or a surviving spouse, WSIB may have funding resources for work force re-entry. Contact your case worker about re-training, this will help you to get back into the work force through re-training.

Campuses

Brampton

101 – 2 County Court Blvd.
Brampton, ON L6W 3W8

North York

33 - 4950 Yonge St.
North York, ON M2N 6K1

Scarborough

205 – 2206 Eglinton Ave. E
Scarborough, ON M1L 4S8

Mississauga

280 – 33 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON L5B 2N5