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The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program at CDI College offers job-ready training in the office, clerical, and medical skills to provide the essential support required by pharmacists.

BC Pharmacy Assistant Program

In the program, you’ll learn about pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, medical terminology, communications, pharmacy industry software and computer programs, inventory, billing and administration, as well as customer service skills.

After completing your courses – which includes training in first aid, CPR-C and WHMIS – you’ll embark on a three-week practicum placement to gain work experience.

Upon graduation, you’ll receive a Pharmacy Assistant diploma and be prepared to start working as a key support to pharmacists and others in the pharmacy field.

Admission Requirements

  • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act)
  • High school graduation or equivalent*


  • Mature student status**


*From an English-language teaching institution.
**19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college’s admissions test.

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

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