English language requirements

Pharmacy Technician

Students who are applying to VCC's Pharmacy Technician program must meet specific English language requirements.

Please choose the option below that applies to you.

Students who have completed three years* of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country where English is the primary language of instruction may meet VCC's Pharmacy Technician English language requirements by completing the following:

VCC English Language Assessment

Students may meet VCC's Pharmacy Technician English language requirements by completing VCC's ABE Reading and Writing Sample Assessment with the following results:

Reading: 60
Writing sample: 0991

Visit the VCC Assessment Centre to book an appointment. Scores are valid for one year.

 

* English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are not considered in the three-year calculation

Students who have not completed three years of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education in an English-speaking country where English is the primary language of instruction may meet VCC’s Pharmacy Technician English language requirements by completing the following:

 

External language tests

Students may meet VCC's English language requirements by completing IELTS academic modules, or Internet-based TOEFL.

VCC requirementsEnglish 12
'B'

IELTS
Academic module

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Listening: 7.5
Speaking: 7.0
Reading: 6.5
Writing: 7.0

Overall: 7.0

TOEFL
Internet-based

Scores are valid for 2 years.

Listening: 21
Speaking: 23
Reading: 22
Writing: 25

Overall: 91

 

Proof of credentials

All applicants using external credentials (e.g. degrees, credits, or test scores) to meet VCC's English language requirements must provide proof upon application.

 

Questions?

See more options for meeting VCC's English Language Requirements.

If you do not meet the English language requirements for your program and want more information about VCC English assessments or courses, please contact Advising Services.