Fanshawe College

Pharmacy Technician - PTN1


The program uses innovative delivery methods to help students with different learning styles acquire the knowledge and practical skills to succeed. You’ll begin by developing foundational knowledge of a wide variety of pharmaceutical and self-care products, as well as key business concepts and institutional procedures. You’ll also learn how to write for the health sciences field while studying anatomy and pharmaceutical mathematics. You’ll gain specialized practical skills – including how to safely and efficiently prepare both sterile and non-sterile products – by working in Fanshawe’s state-of-the-art hospital and pharmacy practice labs and by participating in various field placement opportunities. Intra- and Inter-professional simulation activities blend health care with education to provide students with scenarios that help prepare participants for the real-world environment. Fanshawe’s Pharmacy Technician program provides students with the comprehensive, specialized, simulation, theoretical and practical education they need to achieve entry to practice competencies as outlined by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA). Graduates of the CCAPP accredited Pharmacy Technician program are eligible to become regulated health professionals in Ontario. Graduates pre-register with the Ontario College of Pharmacists, complete a Structured Practical Training (SPT) program, and sit both the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying and Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) Jurisprudence Examinations as required for registration in Ontario. The Fanshawe College Pharmacy Technician program has been awarded the status of Full Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.

Program Duration:
60 weeks
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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