Fees & Financial Aid
Labs & Technology
Financial Planning Certification
Professional Sales Certificate
Earn your Masters degree
This program is not currently offered. However, you may want to explore our Pharmacy Technician program.
Train to work in a community pharmacy.
A changing landscape
As the scope of practice for pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians expands into higher levels of expertise, the role of the pharmacy assistant is becoming critical to the operational effectiveness of the community pharmacy. Sheridan’s Community Pharmacy Assistant program gives you the resources you need to take advantage of these job opportunities.
This program is designed to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills you'll need to work as a pharmacy assistant in a community pharmacy dispensary. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to assist pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with day-to-day tasks in compliance with current legislation and policies, and to provide excellent patient care and customer service.
Things you'll learn to do
- Process, prepare, package, and label prescriptions and pharmaceutical products.
- Solve problems relating to prescriptions such as adjudication problems, calculations and legality issues.
- Identify common prescription, non-prescription and medical devices that support healthy living.
Explore your future classroom
As a Community Pharmacy Assistant student you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Want a look inside preview? Take a virtual tour of our Pharmacy Lab.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS PHAR 16048 Community Pharmacy Practice 3 ACCG 19725 Pharmacy Management and Inventory Control 3 MATH 16532 Pharmacy Math 3 HEAL 29385 Self-Medications and Complementary Therapies 3 HEAL 11651 Introduction to Community Pharmacy Dispensing 6 COMM 19999 Essential Communication Skills (General Education) 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS PHAR 14498 Basic Physiology and Pharmacotherapeutics 3 MKTG 57442 Fundamentals of Marketing 4 CHEM 14438 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Compounding 3 HEAL 16529 Intermediate Community Pharmacy Dispensing 5 FLPL 18263 Career Strategies and Observation Practicum 3 GEN ED General Education Elective 3 Total: 21
Courses subject to change.
Find course details:
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
Applicants who do not possess the necessary admission requirements to this program at Sheridan who complete the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program will be granted admission, contingent on space in the program (in the semester that they are applying for), if they have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of B grades in all their math and science courses.
Where space is not available in the semester for which an applicant has applied and the applicant meets all the requirements of this agreement, admission to a later intake of the program will be granted.
Applicants from the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program must also complete all other pre-admission requirements for their chosen program, such as criminal record checks, immunization documentation, etc. listed in the program admission requirements. All applicants to the Practical Nursing, Veterinary Technician, and Pharmacy Technician programs must also take the HOAE (Health Occupation Aptitude Exam) pre-admission test. Taking the HOAE is a requirement to meet the terms of the articulation; however, admission to the program is not contingent on test results at this time.
Prospective students should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for registration, such as English language proficiency in the program for which this transfer process is being applied.
Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements
Sheridan field placement agencies may require a police record check for criminal offences, a vulnerable sector check and/or a current record of immunization. Before beginning field placement, students will need to obtain, at their own expense, valid CPR (Level C), A.E.D. and Standard First Aid certificates(s). Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field placement opportunities. Please refer to the immunization information on Sheridan's website, or come in to one of the campus health centres.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Sheridan graduates are in high demand. When you complete the Community Pharmacy Assistant program, you’ll be ready to take the position of pharmacy assistant at one of the locations listed below.
Here are some examples of places you might work:
- Community pharmacies
- Long-term care pharmacies
- Specialized pharmacy settings
The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
- Comply with all legislation, ethical and professional standards governing pharmacy practice.
- Perform functional business skills such as cash handling and billing of third party plans, inventory control and purchasing using appropriate computer software applications.
- Solve problems relating to pharmaceutical calculations – dilutions, dosage calculations and conversions using common fractions, decimal fractions, ratios, proportions and percentages.
- Assist a Pharmacist and/or Pharmacy Technician in the dispensing and labelling of prescriptions and preparation of pharmaceutical products within their scope of practice.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Explore your future campus with a 360° virtual tour
Get to know the places and spaces that are part of the Sheridan experience.
Get a feel for your future
Find your fit and choose with confidence. Choosing the right education is a big decision. At Sheridan we’re committed to providing you with the learning, support and services you need to achieve your goals and reach your full potential. Take a look around, and please connect with us if you have any questions!
Explore our campuses from the comfort of your home! Take a virtual tour through our classrooms, labs and student life spaces to get a feel for life on campus.
Join us for a webinar and get answers to those questions on your list.
This year, we're bringing our Open House to you! No need to leave your couch to explore our campuses and learn about all that Sheridan has to offer.
Have a question? Contact us.
We’re happy to help with any questions you may have. Give us a call at any of these numbers and select Option 4 after the prompt, or simply fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Contact Centre hours of operation:
Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.