Certificate in Pharmacy Assistant

Course Detail

University Canadian Imperial College
Qualification Certificate
Study Type Full Time, Online
Duration 1 Year ( 2 Semesters)
Intakes Fall | Winter | Spring
Total tuition fee (local) Please contact [email protected] 
Total tuition fee (foreign) CAD 16,150 (as of 2020)


With the Pharmacy Assistant Certificate, graduates can pursue a career in both retail and institutional pharmacies. Students are equipped with vital knowledge and skills to make them competitive applicants in Canada’s pharmaceutical industries. Graduates will also receive certification in First Aid and CPR.

Semester 1:

  • Professional Role and Ethics
  • Pharmacology Fundamentals
  • Foundations of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Pharmacy Computer System

Semester 2:

  • Medical terminology/ Anatomy/ Physiology/ Pathology
  • Dispensing
  • Healthcare Communication
  • Jurisprudence
  • Preparation for practice

Entry Requirements

International students are required to have the following qualifications:

  • A secondary school certificate or equivalent;
  • At least 19 years old (for mature applicants);
  • Has an Alberta Grade 12 English Language and Mathematics / Completion of the General Educational Development (GED) with a min. score of 450.

English Language Requirement for non-English speaking countries:

  • IELTS: Band 5.5 to 6.0;
  • CELPIP: Minimum band 6;
  • TOEFL: Minimum score of 78 (CBT), with a minimum score of 19 for each band.

*Please contact [email protected] to learn more about the compatibility between your country’s education qualifications and Canada’s entry requirements