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Selkirk College’s 2013 fall enrolment numbers are showing an increase in the number of students.

Selkirk College’s 2013 fall enrolment numbers are showing an increase in the number of students.

Final semester calculations will be compiled for the end of October, but the annual September headcount reveals a 3.6 per cent increase in domestic students and a 21 per cent increase in international students.

The enrolment highlight is definitely a new online program serving pharmacy technicians across Canada. The September NAPRA [National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities] bridging program intake had more than 330 registrants.

Selkirk College signed the agreement with NAPRA earlier this year and is the only college in Canada offering the online program.

The program allows those already working in the role of the pharmacy technician to upgrade their skills to align with changes in the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians without having to return to school to complete a full-time training program.

The ultimate goal of the virtual classroom is to provide training across Canada and enable regulated pharmacy technicians to relocate and work anywhere in Canada without having to re-qualify.

In total there are 2,155 students currently registered in Selkirk College programs.

 

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