The Pharmacy Technician (PHT) diploma program is designed to prepare you for a challenging career in a Community/Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Manufacturing Facility or Long-Term Care Facility. This 40 week diploma program is offered during the day and includes an 8 week co-op placement.
Eight weeks of co-op placement combined with 32 weeks of classroom instruction ensures you graduate with confidence in yourself and in your theoretical and practical skills.
The Pharmacy Technician programs of Algonquin Careers Academy, Ottawa and Mississauga, have been placed on Probationary Accreditation Status by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs April 1st, 2013.
Algonquin Careers Academy has an excellent working relationship with various members of the medical industry. During the last 8 weeks of the program the student will supplement their in-class training with an “on the job” clinical placement arranged by Algonquin Careers Academy. The placement provides an opportunity to apply the lessons learned in the classroom, gain confidence, and open doors to future employment. The clinical placement enables us to provide front line experience for our students under supervision from the course instructor, who will visit the students in the locations to which they are assigned.
Successful completion of the 280 hours of supervised clinical placement is necessary for graduation.
Becoming a Registered Pharmacy Technician in the Province of Ontario
The Health Systems Improvement Act, 2007 was passed by the Ontario Legislature on June 4, 2007. This Act enables the regulation of pharmacy technicians in Ontario. In order to practice as a Pharmacy Technician, a person must be registered with the Ontario College of Pharmacists. A person wishing to become a Registered Pharmacy Technician in Ontario must graduate from a program that has been accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). Successful graduates of an accredited program are eligible to enter ithe next step to registration: professional exams administered by the Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada and the Ontario College of Pharmacists .
The program is designed to meet the requirements set by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators (CPTEA) and The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP). (Useful website: www.ocpinfo.com ).