The Pharmacy Technician Program is committed to the education of pharmacy technicians who will fulfill the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) professional competencies for entry to practice and who will pursue certification by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada. Those skills will provide patient-focused pharmaceutical care while working alongside pharmacists as a member of the integrated health care team. The mission of NAPRA is to provide national leadership in pharmacy regulatory practices that enhance patient care and public protection.
For information regarding these competencies and standards, including the language proficiency requirements to practice, please refer to the NAPRA website.
For information regarding relevant accreditation standards, see The Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). CCAPP is responsible for the accreditation of pharmacy technician programs in the college-level system.
For information regarding the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada, see www.pebc.ca.
For further information regarding Pharmacy Technician, please refer to Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians.
For details on the process of regulation, scope of practice and benefits to the health care system, refer to the "Pharmacy Technician Regulations and Licensure Pathway" document that can be found on the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists website. Details on the student license fee and required personal liability insurance will also be found on this site.
Prior to the beginning of the applied workplace experience, host facilities throughout the province may require the completion of an Immunization and Medical Form (pdf) and specific immunizations. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she has met these requirements.
Host agencies require students to provide a current criminal record check and/or vulnerable sector check from a recognized police service in order to be considered for an applied workplace experience. Please note: The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists requires an up-to-date (less than 6 months old) criminal record check before a student can participate in the practicum. Individuals who have been convicted criminally and not pardoned may be prohibited from proceeding to a work placement. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she is eligible to participate.
Mandatory Clearance Requirements
To protect the health and safety of students during their clinical/practicum placements, as well as anyone they may encounter, students will be obligated to complete mandatory clearance requirements as a part of the process of being assigned a placement. There will be a cost associated with completing these requirements, which has been calculated as part of the Material Cost of this program. Students who do not complete the requirements will be unable to attend their clinical/practicum placements, which could impact eligibility for the required courses or industry facility visits needed to complete their program. See Clinical/Practicum Placement Requirements for more details.
You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the practicum settings. You must also assume costs of accommodations if part, or all, of the practicum placement is outside your hometown or campus location.
International applicants, or those that present with international credentials, must provide proof of English proficiency, as per the benchmarks listed here. Please note that this is a higher standard than most other programs at NBCC.
NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.