Eastern College Launches Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program

March 4th, 2024

HALIFAX – Eastern College is proud to announce the launch of an innovative online program tailored to pharmacy assistants seeking to elevate their careers in the field of pharmacy practice. The Pharmacy Technician Bridging program offers a unique pathway for students to acquire hands-on skills essential for employment as registered Pharmacy Technicians in both community and hospital pharmacies. Designed to accommodate busy schedules, the program allows students to study remotely while receiving practical training in their workplace.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer an innovative pathway for Pharmacy Assistants to advance their careers in Nova Scotia”, said Eastern College President Stuart Bentley. “Students will be able to take advantage of a blend of remote learning and hands-on practical training as they transform their careers.”

Through a comprehensive curriculum, students will gain proficiency in various technical and clerical aspects of the pharmacy technician profession, including inventory maintenance, record-keeping, pharmacy equipment operation, compounding, and prescription preparation. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have fulfilled the academic requirements necessary to pursue licensure as a Pharmacy Technician. However, additional steps, such as passing exams through PEBC.ca, undertaking a postgrad structured practical experience program, and clearing a provincial jurisprudence exam, are required for licensure in Nova Scotia.

About Eastern College

Eastern College has provided training in a modular approach to best prepare students for the job market. Since its establishment in 1983, Eastern has helped fast-track over 30,000 students to job-readiness through its programs and courses. Eastern College has been part of the triOS family since 2014. With campuses in Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, and Halifax, as well as, fully Online learning options, Eastern offers programs under six faculties: Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law, Supply Chain, and Art & Design. For more information about Eastern College, please go to www.easterncollege.ca.