The College of New Caledonia (Prince George) and Selkirk College (Castlegar) have partnered to offer a pharmacy technician diploma program for students in northern British Columbia.

Students will complete online theory courses, in-person labs, and hands-on practicum hours over a period of 15 months.

Three semesters of the program will be completed online through Selkirk , eight weeks will be completed in-person at CNC, and the last 10 weeks will be spent in a practicum in northern BC.

“Health care in the north has always benefited from the opportunity to train highly-qualified professionals locally,” said CNC Dean of Health Sciences Dr Tamara Chambers-Richards. “By working with Selkirk’s strong pharmacy tech program, we intend to give students the knowledge they need to become exceptional technicians while partnering with care providers in the north to offer front-line experience.”