As a Pharmacy Assistant, you will be an important part of the healthcare team, working with a Registered Pharmacist to offer quality pharmaceutical
services to patients.
The Willis College Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program was developed in response to a rising need for trained assistants to work in either the hospital or
retail pharmacy setting. In fact, our Employer Network has requested from us Pharmacy Assistant graduates for over 21 future positions.
As a Pharmacy Assistant you will be working as part of the Healthcare Team, under the supervision of the Pharmacist performing traditional pharmacist
functions, specifically in drug distribution, inventory management, and pharmacy administration and serving patients to provide optimal pharmaceutical
The Willis College Pharmacy Assistant program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the Pharmacy industry in a variety of settings,
including retail pharmacies in the community, hospitals, and other institutional healthcare facilities such as long-term care and prisons.
Graduates may also find jobs in direct practice settings, such as:
The pharmaceutical industry
Pharmacy software sales
Veterinary dispensing hospitals
Third-party payer organizations
Becoming a Qualified Pharmacy Assistant
Successful graduates of this program enter the field with confidence after gaining personal instruction and practical experience in the following important
- Medical Terminology and Anatomy
- Emergency First Aid & CPR
- Pharmaceutical Math
- Pharmacy Software
- Extemporaneous Compounding
- Law and Ethics
- Communications & Client Services
- Employment Skills Workshop
- Hospital Pharmacy/Aseptic Technique
- Community Pharmacy Practice
- Microsoft Windows XP & Outlook
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Business Communications
- Office Procedures
Students receive additional certificates:
- Glucometer Training Certificate (Roche Pharmaceuticals)
- Compression Filter Certificate, BSN-JOBST
- Clinical Trials Workshop Certificate
Practical Placement: On-the-Job Experience Before You Graduate
While theory and other things you learn in the classroom will be important to your work in this field, Pharmacy Assisting is about serving the public. That
is why our program includes a Practical Placement requirement. You will gain experience in a real employment setting before you graduate. Employers will be
impressed with your work experience and you will be able to make a smooth transition from student to working professional after gaining practical
on-the-job training before you graduate.
Is a Rewarding Healthcare Career Right for You?
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