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CAN.QC.QA.DIP

Cannabis Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Program Details

  • Program code: CAN.QC.QA.DIP
  • Credential Awarded: Post Secondary Diploma
  • Program Duration: 3 Semesters
  • Delivery: Full-time
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Program Intake: Summer 2021 | Fall 2021

*Please Note:Weekday and weekend schedules are available, contact the college for more details.

Program Overview

NACPT is Canada’s first college to provide cannabis post-secondary diploma credentials widely accepted by the Canadian and International Cannabis industry and regulatory standards. The legalization and commercialization of cannabis have increased demand for Quality Assurance Persons, Quality Control Analysts, Quality Assurance consultants, Quality Assurance Coordinators, QA Auditors and other QA/QC-related jobs in Canada. Successful completion of this nine-month cannabis diploma program will provide students with career-related skills and knowledge on cannabis Good Production Practices (GPP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), QA auditing, QC cannabis testing, cannabis scientific technical writing, cannabis quality assurance systems, quality management systems (QMS), and cannabis regulatory framework.

The program also covers a wide range of topics, including GPP/GMP regulatory requirements, how cannabinoids and terpenes work on human systems, anatomy and plant functionality of cannabis, cannabis analytical testing requirements, biotechnological cannabinoid production process, tissue culture, development of standard operating procedures (SOP) for the cannabis industry, HPLC, GC and Dissolution testing systems and software, cannabis licensing process, audit and inspection and all the related regulatory requirements for cannabis.

The NACPT faculty are highly experienced professionals from the industry who have an extensive understanding of current industry trends in cannabis quality control and quality assurance. Hands-on experience is provided through quality control training, industrial workshops, guest speakers’ sessions, field trips, case studies, and internship opportunities for successful career placement.

JOB ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (OPTIONAL)

NACPT offers its unique job development program for all graduates. Being a part of the program will allow the graduates to work with an industry professional, individually, to obtain the maximum job opportunities in the Cannabis QA/QC industry. As part of the job development program, the career development team will help each NACPT graduate tailor the resume, prepare candidates for specific job positions, conduct mock interviews, connect with industry experts, and have exclusive access to the job market. Every qualified student will receive references on particular projects completed under this program. You will also have the opportunity to with NACPT alumni working in pharma or related sectors.

NACPT has designed this Job Development Program to help the students prepare a career plan knowing the industry better through expert advice. Please note that this program is optional and is not mandatory for graduation. Learn More.

Program Outline & Course Description

Semester 1

CANQ001 – Cannabis Good Production Practices

CANQ002 – Introduction to Cannabis Laboratory Testing

CANQ008 – Cannabis Plant Science

CANQ0013 – Cannabis Regulations

CANQ009 – Cannabis Quality Assurance System

Semester 2

CANQ005 – Development of Cannabis Standard Operating Procedures

CANQ006 – Cannabis Good Documentation Practices

CANQ007 – Cannabis Scientific Technical Writing

CANQ003 – High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Semester 3


CANQ004 – Gas Chromatography

CANQ0010 – Cannabis Audit and Inspection

CANQ0011 – Quality Assurance for Cannabis Plant Biotechnology

CANQ0012 – Cannabis Licensed Producer Application

CANQ0014 – Cannabis Quality Management System

Industrial Workshops – The program will include industrial workshops where the students will closely work with the institution to go through industrial exposure.

Additional Program Info

  • Skills Acquired
  • Career
  • Admission Requirements
  • International Students
  • Domestic Students

Skills Acquired

Following are some of the skills you learn through this program:

  • Develop licensing processes by Cannabis Regulations Act
  • Develop QA (Quality Assurance) practices
  • Develop cannabis technical procedures, policies and protocols
  • Design self-inspection and regulatory inspection methods
  • Implement Quality Assurance Systems
  • Establish quality and risk management systems
  • Prepare and perform audit and inspection for cannabis companies
  • Perform cannabis product-tests
  • Review and approve procedures, protocols and Certificate of Analysis
  • Able to perform product release
  • Conduct investigations
  • Perform Gap analysis
  • Able to work with regulatory agencies
  • Able to response to inspection comments
  • Deal with customers complaints, returns, recalls and destruction
  • Review and approve change control procedures
  • Implement GxP into the cannabis process and systems
  • Make appropriate recommendations for improvements
  • Understand QAP roles, QA and QMS systems, and all regulatory requirement protocols

Career

Careers to pursue after graduation:

  • Responsible Person (RP)
  • Qualified Person in Charge(QPIC)
  • Quality Assurance Person (QAP)
  • Policy Makers/HR Associates
  • Cannabis Consultants/Educators
  • Cannabis Auditors
  • Cannabis Inspectors
  • Cannabis Technicians
  • Cannabis Analysts
  • Cannabis Technical Writers
  • Cannabis Extractors
Who Can Apply

Admission Requirements

  • High School graduate or above with background in Biology/Chemistry and Mathematics and Mature students above or at the age of 18
Admission Requirements

International Students

  • Complete application/registration form. Click here for Online Registration.
  • Attach a copy of your academic record in your native language and in official/certified English translation.
  • Students from countries where first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency:
    IELTS Academic: An overall minimum score of 6.0 (no single test score below 5.0),
    TOEFL: 550 (paper based) 213 (computer based) or 88 (internet based),
    CAEL: Overall band score of 60.
  • Students without an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent must write the Wonderlic Assessment Test.
  • Students who are or above 18 years of age should pass the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test.
    (The assessment will help measure the cognitive ability and problem-solving aptitude of prospective employees for a range of occupations.)
  • Students are required to submit a Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Submit your application with required documents to info@nacptpharmacollege.com
Admission Requirements

Domestic Students

  • Complete application/registration form. Click here for Online Registration.
  • Attach a copy of your academic record in your native language and in official/certified English translation.
  • Students without an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent must write the Wonderlic Assessment Test.
  • Students who are or above 18 years of age should pass the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test.
    (The assessment will help measure the cognitive ability and problem-solving aptitude of prospective employees for a range of occupations.)
  • Students are required to submit a Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Submit your application with required documents to info@nacptpharmacollege.com

application procedure

Please allow for 1 – 2 business days for our administrative team to review your application.

Once your application has been reviewed, our administrative team will contact you to book a meeting for any grant application (if applicable) or to create your payment plan.

Fee Structure

For fee-related inquiries, contact us at 416-412-7374 or email us through

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Testimonials

  • “I am from the food industry. After this training, I have in-depth knowledge and the information needed for [a career in the] Cannabis Industry. I feel like I have been fulfilled with knowledge and understanding of the regulations, responsibilities I can bring to my work to deal with challenges. All is well.”

    Alpesh Patel
    Quality Assurance Specialist
  • “I am absolutely honored to have been under your study. You have shown me what a graceful, knowledgeable, highly educated woman in a leadership role acts like. I cannot wait to continue my education with your business. Your integrity and the fact that you risked your reputation and career to help improve and set standards for the cannabis industry is astounding. Thank you”

    Olivia Brown CNHP, RRPR
    CEO - Professional Cannabis Consulting Inc.
  • “I worked in the pharmaceutical industry and I was looking for a career change in the cannabis industry. Excellent QA training and I appreciate the insightfulness of the requirements. Thank you, instructors, for sharing your “life experience” in the pharma/GMP/cannabis field. I truly admire your professionalism. Right after the completion of the QA training, I landed in a QA lead role in a leading cannabis company”

    Chandresh Vyas
    Quality Assurance Manager
  • I got outstanding attention from NACPT. They are outstanding in helping students search for jobs, prepare a resume and interviews, personality development, etc. Teaching staff and administrative staff are friendly and very flexible, Year 2017.

    Mohammed Siddiqui
    Production Associate
  • “Helped reinforce concepts and helped me to visualize. It gave me a better idea of what to expect in the Cannabis Industry.”

    Owen Mitchell from Sevenleaf.ca
    Quality Assurance Associate
  • Perfect place for study under the supervision of the director, her dedication in helping students with great knowledge and with excellent industrial networks are reaping success stories of NACPT students.. Wish this institute would help as many students as possible with their experienced staff, who are current professionals from Pharma industries. The director and her associates are fantastic and really helps students in difficult times.. Feeling happy for being a student here, Year 2016.

    Siva Babu Jonnalagadda
    Volunteer - Milner Health Care
  • It was good! Year 2020.

    Daniel Pobojewski
    Cannabis Master Grower Practices
  • Excellent Lectures. Excellent learning Programs, Year 2020.

    Joji Joseph
    Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Cannabis Quality Assurance webinar
  • Great workshop. Valuable Information. Year 2020.

    Fabiana Lapa
    Senior Account Manager at Isolocity, Cannabis Quality Assurance webinar
  • It was very useful and many information was covered during this training. Year 2020.

    Alireza Asghari
    Quality Assurance Manager at ROSE LifeScience Inc. Cannabis Quality Assurance webinar
  • Lecture was good, including the nutritive value of food, nutrition facts table and how it impacts on the treatment of diseases especially cannabis edibles for medical purposes. HACCP analysis was very good with details, overall. Year 2019.

    Rachel Lyza
    Nutrition Manager, Canadian Society of Nutrition Management Preventive Control Plans for Cannabis
  • The case studies and examples shared along with the dean’s much disciplined expertise really elevated our understanding of the quality control we need to be concerned about at every stage of the cannabis supply chain order to meet the highest international standards in a post-legalization world. A cross sectoral understanding of pharmaceutical and food service industries really enhanced the foundation of this course. Year 2019.

    Arundati Dandapani
    Preventive Control Plans for Cannabis
  • Useful to hear from experienced professionals and to validate the information currently understood. Year 2019.

    Dario Jeginovic
    Senior Consultant at CannDelta Inc. Preventive Control Plans for Cannabis
  • Very good starting point for PCP. Year 2019.

    Nav Sidhu
    Manager - Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Motif Labs Preventive Control Plans for Cannabis
  • This course was very useful in reassuring that all my studies have been correct along the line of following all aspects of GXP. Year 2020.

    Katsirakeron McCombe
    Cannabis Master Grower Practices Production Team Member at SUBLIME CULTURE
  • Thankyou for including the students in this session. It was extremely useful and insightful. It was a great overall summary of the details that I have learnt by attending the NACPT Industrial Cannabis Production Technology course which I am enjoying alot. I am planning to combine my training as a lawyer with the skills I am learning on the course to embark on a new exciting career. Thank You NACPT. Year 2020.

    Kevin Deren Naidoo
    Cannabis Master Grower Practices South African Regulatory Lawyer
  • Thank you for the internship!

    Black Rose Organics

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