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NAHB Offers Registered Pharmacy Technician Diploma

8 DEC 2012
Topic : Education News

The National Academy of Health & Business, a leading career college with campuses in Mississauga and Hamilton, Ontario, was recently awarded the status of Qualifying Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (“CCAPP”). This means that National Academy Pharmacy Technician graduates are eligible to become registered Pharmacy Technicians in Ontario.

The accreditation status from CCAPP is the result of a tremendous amount work put in by several individuals including National Academy employees, and external advisers. National Academy has also made a significant financial investment into its facility and equipment with the result that the new Pharmacy Technician program now has its own dedicated state-of-the-art 500 square foot laboratory.

According to Workopolis and Service Canada, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Assistants are expected to be two very high-demand careers in Canada in the near future. This is likely due to Canada’s aging population contributing to a continued demand for healthcare and related services. In addition, new regulations in Ontario have given Pharmacy Technicians more responsibility, such as the ability to verbally accept prescriptions and the authority to remotely operate an independent pharmacy. These factors should also contribute to higher compensation for Pharmacy Technicians in Ontario.

The National Academy will offer its first Pharmacy Technician program on January 30, 2012 at the College’s Mississauga campus. Enrolment will be limited so prospective students are urged to apply early. The accelerated diploma program takes place over 40 weeks (including an 8 week hospital and retail pharmacy job placement). The college offers up to five funding options, including OSAP (to those who qualify), Second Career, interest free payment plans, loans, etc.

The National Academy of Health & Business is a registered career college. The college has been providing Healthcare, Dental, Business and Law Enforcement training since 1979.