1. Academic requirements:
High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 50% in each course with an overall average of 60% in:
- Biology 30
- Chemistry 20
- ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
- Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
Admission into a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician program should be limited to candidates who provide documentation of one of the following as evidence of language proficiency:
- Language proficiency test results that meet the NAPRA Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada (TOEFL minimum score of 91 internet based or IELTS minimum score of 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 on each band score or MELAB minimum score of 81 overall, with at least 80 on each band score); or
- Graduation from a high school in Canada with three consecutive, first language English or French courses/credits; or
- Graduation from a Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) in Quebec with three consecutive, first language English or French courses/credits; or
- An undergraduate degree from a university in Canada, whose instruction was provided in English or French.
(For more information, please consult the Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada released by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities.)
Note: In addition to the program admission requirements applicants, whose first language is not English, must demonstrate Red Deer College's English language proficiency requirements.
2. Non-Academic program requirements:
Students should possess basic computing skills and have the ability to use word processing software.
In order to proceed into practicum courses, you must show evidence of the required specific schedule of immunization prior to program start date. A form will be provided by the college. Some students may require additional immunizations or testing in order to be eligible for particular practicum placements.