Pharmacy Technician Diploma

Offered through Selkirk College

  • Full Time
LENGTH: 15 months
  • Online | In-person labs at Prince George Campus 
FEES: Check Selkirk program page
START DATE: August 2024
  • Online | In-person labs at Prince George Campus

How to Apply

Apply to Selkirk College for the program, and advise Selkirk you want to attend the lab and practicum portion at CNC.

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Pharmacy technicians support healthcare by ensuring accurate medicine preparation and distribution. Graduates are well-prepared to work as pharmacy technicians, adhering to NAPRA standards.

To be successful as a pharmacy technician student and professional, the student requires:

  • a caring nature and interest in the well-being of others
  • to be detailed-oriented and well organized
  • enjoys working in a fast-paced team environment
  • to be self-motivated and committed to lifelong learning
  • strong interpersonal communication and critical thinking skills
  • computer literacy especially experience with word processing and internet

Selkirk and CNC Partnership

The Pharmacy Technician program is delivered using a blend of online theory courses, in-person labs, and practicums in both the hospital and the community.

This 15-month program consists of three online theory semesters at Selkirk College, 8 weeks of in-person labs with CNC at the Prince George campus, and 9 weeks of practicum.


This program is fully accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.

When you finish the program, you can start the process to become a certified pharmacy technician with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada and get registered with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.

Entry Requirements

BC high school graduation or equivalent with 60% or higher in:

  • Biology 12
  • English Studies 12
  • Chemistry 11
  • Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Math 12

English language proficiency: Applicants are required to submit documentation of one of the following as evidence of language proficiency:

  • Graduation from a high school in Canada with three consecutive first language English courses/credits
  • Language proficiency test results that meet the NAPRA Language Proficiency Requirements for licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada
  • An undergraduate degree from a university in Canada whose instruction was provided in English.

Additional Requirements

  • Criminal record check (CRC) from the BC Ministry of Justice
  • College Readiness Tool (CRT) Assessment
  • Applicant information questionnaire (found in application package)
  • Current computer skills, including knowledge/skill in navigating the internet, word processing, file management and email. Applicants are encouraged to complete the Computer Skills Self-Assessment.
  • Immunizations for health care workers as established by the BC Ministry of Health prior to starting practicum.
  • WHMIS, Basic First Aid and CPR (C) completed prior to starting lab courses.
  • Official transcripts from high school and all post-secondary institutions attended (mailed directly from the Ministry of Education and educational institutions)
  • Official transcripts, equivalence reports and English proficiency test results for internationally educated applicants.

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.


Looking for more information?

For a whole lot more detail about this program, including curriculum, contacts, and fees, check out the Selkirk College program page.