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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
TUITION & FEES
- 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent, or 60% in ESLG 1860 or 70% in ESLG 1898
- 60% in Mathematics 30-1 or 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
Explore all the possibilities your future holds with a NorQuest education.
Pharmacy Technician diploma program graduates are eligible for block transfer credit or admission into the following post-secondary programs:
- 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)
- 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 to look up courses that are accepted by other post-secondary institutions.
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 six months after graduation to complete before licensure as a pharmacy technician can be achieved.
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.