The Community Pharmacy Assistant program provides an avenue into the pharmacy profession for those interested in the specialized retail business fundamentals and customer relations within the field of human health and wellness promotion. Traditional in-class instruction is enhanced through teamwork, role-playing activities, guest speakers and innovative lessons in a fully-equipped retail pharmacy simulated lab.

Experience ingenuity within the field as you formulate common products in a retail pharmacy setting, and specialty products such as medicinal lozenges, powders, creams, tablets, capsules and suppositories. Students also experience up to 80 hours of field placement in a community pharmacy.

Graduate with a firm understanding of pharmacology, inventory practices, and modern pharmacy software programs and a demonstrated ability to provide clerical and technical support to a Registered Pharmacist and Registered Pharmacy Technician in a retail pharmacy environment.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


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This is a Textbooks for All program. To learn more about Lambton College's Textbooks for All initiative, visit our Mobile Learning section.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent, with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Community Pharmacy Assistants function in a support role for both the pharmacist and for pharmacy technicians by compounding, packaging and labelling pharmaceutical products as well as maintaining prescription records and inventories of medications and pharmaceutical products.

Our graduates have sought employment with retail/community pharmacies, long-term care specialty pharmacies, compounding pharmacies and methadone dispensing specialty pharmacies.