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Pharmacy Assistant

Diploma 40 weeks

If you are passionate about helping people stay healthy, the Pharmacy Assistant diploma program at CDI College is the perfect fit for you. Build long-term relationships with people in your community and provide a positive impact on their lives by helping them manage their health.

Practical Pharmacy Assistant Courses

The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program at CDI College covers a broad range of subjects to help you get started in your healthcare career. Learn about pharmacy assistant practices, basic pharmacology, and drug and medical terminology – key components of your pharmacy assistant courses.


Students also explore pharmacy computer systems, hospital and community pharmacy practices and procedures, drug dosage calculations, and compounding labs. In addition, instructors with industry experience cover topics such as ethics, legislation, personal conduct, and workplace safety.

Hands-on Training

The Pharmacy Assistant diploma program also includes a field placement in a pharmaceutical setting. Work under the supervision of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician and learn how to prepare, package, and store pharmaceuticals. Some of a pharmacy assistant's responsibilities include filling orders under a pharmacist's supervision, entering client information, identifying the correct mixture or breakdowns for prescriptions, and preparing and processing paperwork for orders.


Pharmacy assistants can continue to grow their careers and train to become pharmacy technicians or pharmacists.


Campus Availability

This program is approved to be offered at the following campuses. Please contact the campus of your choosing for program availability.

  • Brampton
  • Mississauga
  • North York
  • Scarborough

Classrooms have a lot of space and it's just like working in a pharmacy. I feel very welcomed and made some new friends. Teachers and staff are awesome.

Sandra T., Pharmacy Assistant Graduate
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