Pharmacy Technician (Part-time studies)

School of Health Sciences Certificate

This program is also available on campus. For more information visit the program page.

Program Overview

Pharmacy Technician is now a diploma program, beginning September 2017. See our new page.

Demand for pharmacy technicians is growing. You’ll be part of a pharmacy team, filling prescriptions, assisting patients, maintaining records and more. Your focus will be the accurate delivery of medications to your patient. It’s a career that demands careful attention to detail, a high degree of integrity and lifelong learning. There’s zero-tolerance for math errors, so you’ll need to be good at basic math. You‘ll also need to be comfortable following strict procedures and a good communicator who’s comfortable talking with patients and other health professionals.

You’ll find a lot of career doors open to you. Most Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads work in hospitals, but there are also jobs in community pharmacies, drug manufacturing facilities and other businesses involved in medication distribution and support.

Pharmacy Technician is an intensive one-year certificate program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . The program focuses on building your knowledge and skills in:

  • dispensing
  • hospital and community pharmacy practice
  • pharmaceutical calculations
  • pharmacy law
  • pharmaceutical products
  • sterile product preparation

You’ll spend the mornings in class and the afternoons in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped labs. Experienced instructors provide group and individual instruction, giving you hands-on training and real-world skills.

Work Experience

Two month-long work experiences, one in a hospital and one in a community pharmacy, give you a chance to build your practical skills. It’s also an opportunity to experience, first-hand, the professional expectations placed on pharmacy technicians.

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Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Semester 1

Interpersonal Communications (COMM-291CE)
Medical Terminology (MTER-180CE)