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Community Pharmacy Assistant Program

The Community Pharmacy Assistant program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the pharmacist by teaching the required skills to understand and perform a necessary competence in general operations of a pharmacy.  Emphasis in the Community Pharmacy Assistant program is placed on the hands-on skills necessary to be employed in the field.  Students will learn the technical and clerical aspects of assisting the pharmacist.


List of Main Topics


  • Basic and Applied Medical Sciences

  • Medical Terminology

  • Pharmacology

  • Community Pharmacy

  • Institutional Pharmacy

  • Safe Handling of Infective and Hazardous Agents

  • Pharmacy Calculations and Dose Preparations

  • Compounding and Dispensing Lab

  • Preparing Sterile Intravenous Products

  • Pharmacy Laws and Regulations

  • Communications and Customer Services

  • Career Planning and Preparations

  • Pharmacy Software

  • First Aid and CPR

  • 240 Clinical Placement Hours


Potential Job Opportunities include, but are not limited to:


Community Pharmacy


Pharmaceutical Companies



Central Health Institute

346 Main St. E.

Hamilton ON,  L8N 1J1

Tel:  905-524-0440

Fax: 289-309-1035

Monday - Friday:

8:30 am - 4:00 pm




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