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CDI College Introduces Upgraded Pharmacy Technician Program in Burnaby

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CDI College recently introduced the upgraded Pharmacy Technician program at the CDI College Burnaby campus. The new curriculum will prepare those who want to play a crucial role within the pharmacy industry in British Columbia.

The role of pharmacy technician has changed dramatically in the past decade and properly trained professionals continue to be in demand in BC and Canada. CDI College’s Pharmacy Technician program ensures those entering the field are prepared for the wide range of tasks they will be required to take on.

As such, pharmacy technicians need to have the fundamental knowledge and practical training to succeed on the job. The 41-week diploma program includes an intensive curriculum of academic studies and clinical practicum. Students learn the fundamentals of pharmacology, drug delivery systems and drug-body interactions from industry-experienced instructors. The laboratory sessions offer hands-on opportunities to practice compounding, dispensing and pharmaceutical calculations. Students will also have a chance to develop strong customer service skills through face-to-face training and practicum. The mandatory 300 practicum hours will help them develop real-world workplace skills like communication and knowledge of pharmaceutical software.

Those interested pursuing a position in the growing healthcare sector will find the Pharmacy Technician program at CDI College the perfect way to launch a long-lasting career as it meets the requirements set by the CCAPP (Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs). Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to write the registration exams with the College of Pharmacists of BC.

This career training provides graduates with exciting options to work in various departments and locations. For instance, they can find careers in community and hospital pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturing and clinical research. 

CDI College is currently accepting applications for the fall intake of the Pharmacy Technician program in Burnaby. Fill in the form to your right to get more information about the program.

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