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Pharmacy Technician at Red Deer Polytechnic at Main

This program is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). It prepares the graduate to become a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT) following graduation and successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) certification process and the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) registration process. 

Red Deer Polytechnic has been educating Pharmacy Technicians since 1976 and graduates are highly sought after by employers. This diploma program is delivered over five academic terms.

Program outcomes are designed to enable successful transition to the role of the Pharmacy Technician, assisting students to:

  • Communicate effectively and respectfully to build positive relationships through verbal, nonverbal, written and technological means with patients, co-workers and other health care providers.
  • Practice in a legal, ethical and professional manner demonstrating conduct that meets expectations of members of society and the profession.
  • Accurately manage and perform technical and distributive tasks expected of a pharmacy technician.
  • Build collaborative relationships within the pharmacy and health care teams to optimize patient safety and meet patient health care needs and improve health outcomes.
  • Perform job related tasks in a safe and effective manner that ensures quality and patient safety while using professional judgment as to which tasks can be performed independently or in collaboration with a pharmacist.
  • Maintain, enhance and share knowledge, skills and attitude through self-reflective practice, use of available learning resources, networking and self-directed learning to continue to be a lifelong learner.
Level Diploma
Discipline Medicine and Health Sciences
Duration 24 months
Intakes Jan, Sep
Application Fees CAD 150
Tuition Fees CAD 18535
Campus Main
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Admission Requirements
Language proficiency (minimum)
PTE Not Required / Waiver
Duolingo Not Required / Waiver
Exam proficiency (minimum)
SAT Not Required / Waiver
ACT Not Required / Waiver
GRE Not Required / Waiver
GMAT Not Required / Waiver

Minimum GPA - 60% 

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