Pharmacy Assistant (PA)

Program Overview

Mississauga Career College offers our students the opportunity to learn pharmacy fundamentals, the relevant    laws,    communication    skills,   business management and employment strategies within the healthcare sector. The Pharmacy Assistant program provides students with classrooms  that  simulate real-world pharmacy settings and relevant equipment; students are prepared to work as members of an interdependent health-care team. Our program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to work in a variety of pharmacy settings (hospital, community, retail).

This program prepares you with all the essentials you need to serve consumers who require pharmaceutical care. You will take courses which provide you with the overview of theories and principles to succeed as a Pharmacy Assistant.

You will learn how to accurately and safely process prescriptions, the proper extemporaneous compounding techniques, pharmacy software process, anatomy and physiology terminology, retail pharmacy best practices, CPR and First Aid, and pharmacy mathematics.


As a Pharmacy Assistant graduate, you may work for pharmacists in retail pharmacies, home healthcare divisions/companies, institutional settings and pharmaceutical distribution wholesalers/manufacturers.

Note that some career options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

Program Length

Total Program Length = 1015 Hours

20 Hours Per Week For 51 Weeks
(12 Months)



  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent,or
  • Current Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR Certification.
  • Vulnerable Sector Police check within 45 days from program start date.
  • Medical Certificate (immunization form)

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