Pharmacy Assistant Diploma Program

Trillium College’s Pharmacy Assistant program give student the specialization they need to excel in their field. This program is designed to train students to be community pharmacy assistants in order to support and assist pharmacy technicians and pharmacists with day-to-day tasks. As the scope of practice for pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians expands into higher levels of expertise, the role of the pharmacy assistant is becoming critical to the operational effectiveness of the community retail pharmacies. The Trillium College Pharmacy Assistant program gives you the theory and practical skills you need to take advantage of these job opportunities.

Areas of Focus

Students will master skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Health Care in Canada
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Practical and Pharmacy Mathematics
  • Pharmacy Compounding
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Pharmacology
  • Retail Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Assistant Placement

Learn via live instructor-led virtual lectures completed online as well as in-person labs at a training location.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment with community and retail pharmacies and hospitals.

Salary: According to, an average salary for a Pharmacy Assistant is $19 per hour.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status

Additional Information

Career Options

  • Retail drug stores
  • Hospitals
  • Government agencies
  • Long term care facilities

Employer Options

  • Retail pharmacies
  • Hospitals