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Train as a Pharmacy Assistant assisting Pharmacists or Regulated Pharmacy Technicians in retail pharmacies, hospitals, or in pharmaceutical companies.

Pharmacy Assistant Program Overview

Students in the Pharmacy Assistant program at Eastern College will gain an in-depth knowledge of pharmacology, anatomy and client relations. Throughout the Pharmacy Assistant courses, you will study prescription intake, pharmacy software practice, proper compounding techniques, controlling inventory, keeping accurate and confidential records, third party billing, acting within relevant legislation, and effectively communicating verbally and in writing.

Hands-on training in morning or afternoon classes.

Pharmacy Assistant Courses Include:

  • An introduction to pharmacy practice
  • Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmaceutical calculations
  • Pharmaceutical law and ethics
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical fundamentals
  • Compounding
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Management Software
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Level C
  • Field placement and more


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The Pharmacy Assistant program is offered in New Brunswick and Halifax at:

  • Fredericton, NB – Hybrid Learning Model
  • Moncton, NB – Hybrid Learning Model
  • Saint John, NB – Hybrid Learning Model
  • Halifax, NS – In-Class Learning

What is Hybrid learning?

Hybrid learning combines the convenience of remote learning with the face-to-face practical application of techniques delivered in class. Many of the programs that employ a hybrid learning approach are within our Healthcare faculty, where a practical application of techniques is a requirement.

Students can expect to learn much of the theory and understanding of concepts through remote classes delivered by their instructors via live video over the Internet. The remote classes are held at set times and are instructor-led. Once the learning shifts to the practical application and learning of techniques, students can expect to shift to in-class face-to-face learning.

What does hybrid learning look like?

  • instructor-led classes
  • follow the same schedule with classes held at the same time
  • class discussions and debates continue through video
  • same in-class content is reviewed (i.e. presentations, case studies)
  • one-on-one student check-ins with instructors
  • learn new communication skills and technology such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams to better prepare you for future work situations
  • it is not online learning — you are guided through the learning with your instructor and classmates
  • in-class learning portion focuses on practical application and hands-on techniques

*Not all programs are available by hybrid learning.

Contact Eastern College to learn about the technology requirements.


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