January 11, 2016

The School of Health Sciences is pleased to announce that it has received a full accreditation award from the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) for its Pharmacy Technician program.

In his letter to Fanshawe College, CCAPP Executive Director, Wayne Hindmarsh, PhD, complimented the program faculty and staff, senior administration, students, clinical site preceptors and pharmacy advisory committee and wrote that “the improvements that have been made meet and, in some cases, exceed the CCAPP accreditation standards.”  

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares graduates for careers in pharmacy – including community, hospital and long-term care practice settings. Graduates from the program must be registered with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) to practice as pharmacy technicians in Ontario.

"This is great news and congratulations," said Gary Lima, Senior Vice President Academic. "This announcement is a testament to the quality of the program and even more to the exceptional people who coordinate and teach it."

The Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs is responsible for the accreditation of the professional degree program in pharmacy at the universities in Canada and of pharmacy technician programs in the college-level system. Further information on CCAPP can be found here   

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