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Program length  

5 terms

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $12,264.00

International
Total: $32,804.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • 60% in Mathematics 30-1or Mathematics 30-2 or equivalent
  • 60% in Biology 30 or equivalent and 60% in Chemistry 30 or equivalent
  • high school diploma, general education diploma (GED), or equivalent
  • successful completion of NorQuest College's Pharmacy Technician diploma arithmetic assessment
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Further Opportunities

Explore all the possibilities your future holds with a NorQuest education.

Transferability

The following courses have university transfer credit:

Diploma program graduates are eligible for block transfer credit into the following post-secondary programs:

Athabasca University

  • Bachelor of Health Administration (up to 42 credits)
  • Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services (up to 30 credits)
  • Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) in Human Science (30 credits)

NAIT

  • Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management

Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC)

  • Bachelor of Health Science (up to 57 credits)
  • Bachelor of General Studies (up to 60 credits)

University of Lethbridge

  • Post-Diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences
    • Graduates who achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 are eligible for third-year admission

Additional credit transfer agreements with various institutions are currently in negotiation. Visit Transfer Alberta for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Certification

Graduates of the NorQuest College Pharmacy Technician diploma program will be recognized as eligible to write the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Examination and register as a provisional pharmacy technician with the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP). Successful completion of the PEBC examination and various tasks with the ACP are necessary for registration as a pharmacy technician in Alberta. This process takes a minimum of seven months after graduation to complete before licensure as a pharmacy technician can be achieved.

For more information on becoming a registered pharmacy technician in the province of Alberta, visit the Alberta College of Pharmacy website. To research your career, you may complete a Career Investigation Report.

Career Potential

Pharmacy technicians work in hospitals, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies.

For more information on related careers see:

For more information on becoming a registered pharmacy technician in the province of Alberta, visit the Alberta College of Pharmacy website. To research your career, you may complete a Career Investigation Report.