Pharmacy Technician

96% of our students feel that their training was useful for performing their employment duties!*

 Average Hourly Wage ranges from $14.00/HR to $36.20/HR!**                      

Program Highlights

Since its first offering in 1976, our Pharmacy Technician program has set an industry standard and our graduates are considered to be the top of their field. Through a mix of hands-on learning, practical work experiences, small class sizes and knowledgeable professors, our Pharmacy Technician program has a reputation for being a premier program in the province. With full national accreditation, Red Deer College has become the industry standard for Pharmacy Technicians.

Red Deer College offers excellent learning facilities with technology and equipment to mimic a pharmacy practice. Students participate in unique learning opportunities such as field trips to practice areas and interprofessional course-work with other health disciplines.

Small class sizes ensure that students are able to build relationships with their instructors and their peers. Our faculty are invested in student learning and success and build collaborative relationships with their students.

We offer students a comprehensive education that will set them up for success in their future careers as Pharmacy Technicians. 

What skills or characteristics would a student need to succeed in this program? 

  • Math skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Motivation
  • Attention to detail
  • Empathetic and caring

More Information on the Pharmacy Technician Diploma:

What are the program admission requirements for the Pharmacy Technician Diploma? 
High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 50% on each course with an overall average of 60% in:

  • Bio 30
  • Chem 20
  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or 30-2

To view the official program requirements, visit the Academic Calendar.

Once you're finished the program, what are the career opportunities for a Pharmacy Technician? Learn more on our Career Development page.

More questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for the Pharmacy Techincian program.

Details regarding registration as a Pharmacy Technician in Alberta can be found by accessing the Alberta College of Pharmacists website

*As taken from the Program Completer Study 2014/2015
**As taken from the ALIS website