Pharmacy Technical Assistance

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Pharmacy Technical Assistance

Nunavimmi Pigiursavik Centre, Inukjuak

Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)

1,230 hours
no internship

Program Description

Would you like to work in the health sector? This program might interest you.

This program will prepare you to assist pharmacists in their daily tasks. More specifically, you will learn about the laws and regulations that apply to this profession. You will also be trained to:

  • Use pharmaceutical application software for health care institutions
  • Manage inventory
  • Fill and prepare prescriptions

As a pharmacy technical assistant, you will work in a public or private pharmacy, under the supervision of a pharmacist. This program will prepare you to:

  • Assist in filling prescriptions
  • Manage patient files
  • Perform technical tasks related to preparing medications

Admission requirements

Candidates must meet one of the following:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree.

Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.

Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test, or recognition of equivalent learning.

Functional prerequisite:


  • Language of Instruction

Adult Sector: 3101-1   3102-2 (3070-3)
Youth Sector: 632-306


Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.