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.
For high school graduates and mature students (19+):
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.
*Equivalencies for the required courses can be obtained from post-secondary training, Stenberg College challenge tests, etc.
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.