Okanagan Pharmacy Technician program gains accreditation

March 18, 2014

Okanagan College has received national accreditation from the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) for its Pharmacy Technician certificate program. “Pursuing accreditation was driven by changes to the pharmacy technician profession and a shifting regulatory environment,” explains Michele McCready, Okanagan College Program Administrator. “To become a regulated pharmacy technician, the College of Pharmacists of BC requires that individuals must complete a program that meets national accreditation standards. As pharmacists provide more clinical care, pharmacy technician jobs are expanding in scope and complexity, taking on more of the tasks related to “prescription processing, compounding and preparation.” The newly-accredited program will welcome its first cohort of students in April. Okanagan News Release