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Pharmacy Technician Diploma - 407

Program overview:
START DATE: September
PROGRAM STATUS: Waitlisted for September 2016
SCHOOL: Health Sciences
PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 academic years (periods of 8 months)
CAMPUS: Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster - Hamilton
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Diploma
Campus September 2016
407 - Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster
Wait Listed Waitlisted

Obtain a prescription to the world of pharmaceuticals with simulated pharmacy lab experiences

The Pharmacy Technician program has been awarded the status of Full Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a five year term.

Program Highlights

  • Acquire knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical services in both community and institutional practices
  • Understand legislation and methodology surrounding dispensing prescriptions, preparation and distribution of pharmaceuticals, and drug inventory controls
  • Learn the many uses and classes of available prescription and non-prescription drugs, medical devices, herbals and complementary care medicine products
  • Gain practical experience through simulated lab courses of both community and hospital pharmacy practice
  • Apply various compounding techniques in the preparation of sterile and non-sterile pharmaceuticals
  • Experience eight weeks of field placement in both a community and institutional pharmacy

MISSION: To provide our students with opportunities to gain and apply quality knowledge, skills, and work place experience and to graduate them profession ready, fully able to perform within the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians, as set out by the national standards of practice.

VISION: Our graduates embrace and engage with the profession and practice as pharmacy technicians who positively contribute to the health of our communities.

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Full Time Faculty

Angela Roach, Pharmacist, Coordinator/Professor

Elaine Magowan, Pharmacy Technician, Professor

Also supported with part time professors and teaching assistants who currently work in the pharmacy field

Clinical Placements

Clinical placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to clinical placements

Clinical Experience

Clinical experience is provided in health care agencies throughout Ontario.


All the pharmacy courses are taught at the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences. Lectures are delivered in state of the art "Smartrooms" and practical labs are taught in our dedicated pharmacy lab space which consists of three different rooms (computer lab, compounding/dispensing lab, and sterile products lab).

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to write the “Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Qualifying Exam” and the “Ontario College of Pharmacists Jurisprudence Exam” to register with the Ontario College of Pharmacist and become licensed to practice. Details on fees, timelines, process, etc. can be accessed on and/or

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