Pharmacy Assistant Blended, Graduate Certificate | Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) | Calgary, Canada
5 months
6488 CAD/full
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Through a combination of theory-based study and hands-on laboratory practice, this Pharmacy Assistant Blended program from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) covers pharmacy concepts, pharmaceutical calculations, body systems, pharmaceutical implications, order processing, clerical functions, and professional and communications standards. 


As our population grows and ages, there is a vital need for trained professionals to provide pharmacy-related assistance. In this program, learners will train to assist pharmacy personnel in addressing and ensuring the health needs of a diverse population. 

As future professionals working under Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, students of this program will learn to prepare pharmaceuticals, manage inventory, and as the potential first point of contact, assist customers in a variety of related ways.

Career opportunities

Pharmacy Assistant Blended Graduates from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) can pursue job opportunities in: 
  • retail pharmacies 
  • hospital pharmacies 
  • long-term care facilities

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Pharmacy Concepts
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Assistive Devices
  • Order Processing
  • Body Systems and Pharmaceutical Implications
  • Order Processing
  • Body Systems and Pharmaceutical Implications
  • Professional Standards and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.


22 alternative credits




Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
  • SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider  Academic Upgrading.
  • SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Tuition Fee

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    6488 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6488 CAD for the full programme during 5 months.

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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