Pharmacy Technicians are a critical part of the health care team. They work closely with Pharmacists and ensure that the highest standards of quality and accuracy are met in the compounding and dispensing of prescription medications. Their scope of practice includes receiving and transcribing verbal prescriptions, transferring prescriptions, and performing final checks.
Stenberg’s Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare students for Pharmacy Technician positions in community or hospital pharmacies. Hands-on skills are developed in the lab setting and clinical competencies are mastered at affiliated clinical partner sites (hospitals and community pharmacies). It’s Stenberg College’s mission to offer an exceptional career-oriented Pharmacy Technician Program with a goal to prepare graduates who:
Our program is designed with a vision to educate potential students about the career of a Regulated Pharmacy Technician (RPhT) within Canada in an accurate and transparent manner. Through this program, we want to make Pharmacy Technician training accessible to qualified applicants who prefer an in-class learning experience and graduate job-ready entry-to-practice Pharmacy Technicians who are recognized as a vital part of the health care team.
*Entrance requirements can be met with evidence of alternate assessments such as Challenge Exams, or acceptable standardized English equivalency tests as per the Stenberg College Language Proficiency chart. Evidence of Post-Secondary studies at an equivalent level where English was the first language is acceptable.
** English Language Proficiency Requirements met through standardized tests as defined by NAPRA for Non-Native English Speakers
Prior to going on practicum, students must submit a proof of good health completed by a physician, immunity status, flu vaccination, and an acceptable criminal record review.
Upon completion of the Stenberg College Pharmacy Technician Program, graduates will be able to:
Becoming a Regulated Pharmacy Technician is a five-step process. For more information on these steps, visit College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.
Stenberg College is accredited with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). This status allows you to apply for provincial and federal financial aid to assist with the cost of taking the program. You could be eligible for Employment Insurance funding for education, government student loans, as well as other financing options. Stenberg’s Financial Aid Officer would be happy to provide further assistance.