MTI Community College - Surrey Campus Health Care Area of Study
Pharmacy Technician Diploma - Diploma
UPDATE: MTI Community College's Pharmacy Technician program has been granted provisional accreditation status. The College's graduates are eligible to sit the National Pharmacy Technician exams for regulation in the province of British Columbia. To learn more, call us at 604-310-2684!
The Pharmacy Technician Program at MTI will prepare you for an exciting career as a Pharmacy Technician in a community pharmacy, internet pharmacy, hospital, care facility or in a pharmaceutical distribution company. Our small classes lead to an individualized approach to your success. You will be taught by experienced, highly qualified instructors who continue to work in the field outside. They remain current, and provide you with the most up to date techniques available in the industry.
You will be trained to read and dispense prescriptions, make compounds, use pharmacy computer software, prepare intravenous admixtures, use proper aseptic techniques, safely handle and prepare cytotoxic drugs, order pharmaceuticals, maintain inventory and do calculations relating to the pharmacy. You will also learn about pharmacy laws and medical ethics, Pharmacare, hospital practice and medical terms as well as be informed about herbal and other forms of alternative medicines. Emphasis throughout the program is the application of theoretical knowledge to practical skills. The programs outcomes and competencies are based on those set by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) and Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators (CPTEA).
Pharmacy Technicians are a critical part of the health care team. Working closely with Pharmacists in hospitals and community pharmacies, they ensure that the highest standards of quality and accuracy are met in the compounding and dispensing of drugs that are vital to the survival and well-being of their clients. Pharmacy Technicians play a key role in assisting pharmacists in prescription processing and preparation, across all pharmacy settings - community, hospital and long-term care. This hands on program finishes with a retail practicum and a hospital practicum. Students should be prepared to complete their practicum anywhere in the Greater Vancouver or Fraser Valley regions. The college will prepare you for employment with a Career & Professional Development Course where we will help you with your resume and assist you in finding employment. We know our program will work for you as it did for the 93.87% of MTI grads that got employed last year.
The Pharmacy roles have changed in B.C. and as of January 1, 2011 only those who have completed the registration courses and exams, and have been registered with the College of Pharmacists of BC can use the term Pharmacy Technician. MTI?s Pharmacy Technician Program will prepare you to take the required bridging courses, evaluating and qualifying exams that are part of the registration process. Graduates must complete these courses and exams in order to use the title ?Pharmacy T
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