About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:2 Years
Code:0813

Program Highlights

  • New state-of-the-art community and hospital laboratory facilities that include a simulated community pharmacy and sterile product room
  • Program curriculum covers the newest pharmaceutical products and practices, as well as nutrition and herbal products
  • Program emphasizes application of theoretical knowledge to hands-on learning through labs and field placements
  • Graduates of the program are eligible to write the PEBC licensing exam and if successful, may go on to become Regulated Pharmacy Technicians with the Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Offers 300 field placement hours
  • Program positioned to meet the requirements set by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), Canadian Pharmacy Technician Educators Association (CPTEA) and the Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Unique interprofessional education experience

Career Opportunities

  • Community pharmacies
  • Home health care divisions/companies
  • Pharmaceutical distribution wholesalers
  • Pharmacy application software vendors
  • Hospital pharmacies
  • Pharmacy benefits administration and consulting firms
  • Private medical industries, such as pharmaceutical companies


We chose Niagara College for many reasons, one being that Niagara College is an accredited college. This is important to us as you need this credential in order to become a regulated pharmacy technician in Ontario. Our overall experience at Niagara College has exceeded our expectations. Throughout our experience at Niagara College the faculty and services offered here have helped us accomplish our academic goals. The overall experience and education obtained has given us a great opportunity to expand in our future career.

Rebecca George, Rachel Hayslip & Shelby Vanvelzen, Pharmacy Technician graduates

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Diploma
#0813 - 2 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Open
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.