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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.
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.
CANQ001 – Cannabis Good Production Practices
CANQ002 – Introduction to Cannabis Laboratory Testing
CANQ008 – Cannabis Plant Science
CANQ0013 – Cannabis Regulations
CANQ009 – Cannabis Quality Assurance System
CANQ005 – Development of Cannabis Standard Operating Procedures
CANQ006 – Cannabis Good Documentation Practices
CANQ007 – Cannabis Scientific Technical Writing
CANQ003 – High Performance Liquid Chromatography
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.
Following are some of the skills you learn through this program:
Careers to pursue after graduation:
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.
“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.”
“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”
“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”
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.
“Helped reinforce concepts and helped me to visualize. It gave me a better idea of what to expect in the Cannabis Industry.”
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.
It was good! Year 2020.
Excellent Lectures. Excellent learning Programs, Year 2020.
Great workshop. Valuable Information. Year 2020.
It was very useful and many information was covered during this training. Year 2020.
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.
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.
Useful to hear from experienced professionals and to validate the information currently understood. Year 2019.
Very good starting point for PCP. Year 2019.
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.
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.
Thank you for the internship!