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Medical - Pharmacy Assistant

The Medical - Pharmacy Assistant program at Vancouver Career College will provide you with the skills and resources necessary to work in the health care field.


The Medical Office Assistant portion of the program will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be a practicing medical office assistant. You will learn medical terminology, office and clinical procedures, billing and electronic health records, transcription and more.



The Pharmacy portion will prepare you for an exciting and challenging career as a pharmacy assistant. You will learn the technical, clerical, and medical skills needed to work in the pharmaceutical industry.



You will also receive training in Standard First Aid with CPR & AED, and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. Before graduation, you will participate in a four-week practicum to gain practical work experience in your specialization of choice.



Admission Requirements



  • High school graduation or equivalent* OR mature student status**

*From an English language teaching institution.
**19 years of age upon starting classes, and pass college’s admissions test.



This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.


This program is 51 weeks in length.
  • Community/Retail Pharmacies 
  • Health Food/Products Businesses 
  • Internet Pharmacy Companies
  • Physicians’ and Dental Offices 
  • Health Care Clinics
  • Health Care Specialists’ Offices

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