Both Online and OnCampus training is available
*Please Note: Weekday and weekend schedules are available, contact the college for more details.
The nine-month technology-driven cannabis production program prepares you for industry-relevant jobs comprising Cannabis Master Grower, Responsible Person, Cultivation Technician, Extraction Technologist, Cannabis Consultant/Educator and Product Developer. The program also opens career paths in cannabis sectors from healthcare, edibles, and cosmetics to nutraceuticals in Canada. Through this program, you will learn how the Canadian cannabis industry’s regulatory framework applies to commercial cannabis production. The program covers Cannabis Regulations and Cannabis Commercial Production Mechanisms (Cannabis Cultivation, Extraction, Biotechnological Processes, and Tissue Culture) and all the production-related activities within the scope of the Cannabis Regulations Act.
The program provides extensive knowledge on cannabis history and related regulations, current cannabis regulatory requirements, cannabis quality management systems, cannabis plant diseases, and current cannabis pest management techniques and sanitation programs besides other topics. Students will also learn skills through hands-on training or online satellite training with cannabis plants.
Industrial workshops and production practical training in the curriculum helps in ultimate cannabis production exposure. The NACPT has a faculty of professional expertise and industrial knowledge who conduct regular program reviews for an updated course content that cater to the current job market in cannabis production.
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 Production Technology 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.
GRANTS / SCHOLARSHIPS / EDUCATIONAL PLANS
NACPT offers various grants under the Government of Canada as well as scholarships to our students who are qualified for the same. Find out all the available grants from the link below.
CANP001 – Cannabis Plant Science
CANP002 – Cannabis Regulations
CANP003 – Cannabis Commercial Production Mechanisms
CANP004 – Cannabis Plant Pathology
CANP005 – Cannabis Facility Design
CANP006 – Cannabis Security and Plant Management
CANP007 – Cannabis Entomology and Pest Management
CANP008 – Cannabis Sanitization Program
CANP009 – Cannabis Good Production Practice
CANP0010 – Cannabis Analytical Chemistry
CANP0011 – Cannabis Supply Chain
CANP0013 – Cannabis Plant Biotechnology
CANP0014 – Cannabis Quality Management Systems
CANP0015 – Cannabis-Infused Product Development
CANP0016 – Cannabis Production Exposure
Cannabis Production Exposure – The program will include industrial workshops and production practices training 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 be pursued 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.
Alex Goldstein, CPP, CISSO, holds an Honor BA from York University, double-majoring in Criminology and History, a Certified Protection Professional Certification from ASIS International, and a Certified Information Systems Security Officer Certification from the United States Committee on National Security Systems. In his 14 years of progressive experience servicing the Canadian public sector and private Security industries, most recently, he worked with Led Threat Risk Assessments and suitability reviews, site audits, Standard Operating Procedure reviews, and site/design plan consulting for cannabis companies across Canada. Over the last few years, Alex has been closely working with many start-ups and existing leading cannabis companies to develop security plans, plant management systems, and facility design.
– PhD, Biotechnology, M.Sc., Analytical Chemistry
Dr. Carlos Aragon is a Specialist in Process and Products at Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto. He has 15 years of experience working in research laboratories, pharmaceutical and analytical chemistry; research & development and Quality Control achieving results, improving new techniques, procedures and products with advanced scientific knowledge.
– Organic Chemistry, PhD
Dr. AKM Abdul Hai has years of experience as a Product Development Scientist involving API Synthesis and Analytical Method and Formulation. His extensive knowledge of processes of Biopharmaceutical drug products supported his career in Canada and abroad. To name a few, Dr. Hai has worked as a Scientist in Matesci Inc, Scarborough and CMI Cosmetic, Toronto. Dr. Hai completed his PhD from Okayama University, Japan and acquired specialisation in Organo-copper Chemistry from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Pharmaceutical and Bio pharmaceutical Modern Technology.
Gavin Clark has a deep understanding of cannabis and the developing industry in Canada as well as internationally. This includes the many beneficial properties of cannabis chemistry, their medical applications as well the legal framework regulating it in Canada. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Political Science. As Managing Director of Delta Eight Pharmaceuticals, Gavin is involved in research and development work in medical and recreational cannabis. Gavin is currently working as an advisor to cannabis-based businesses including Newstrike and Up Cannabis.
Kunal Sudan earned his BA from McMaster University and Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions from Ryerson University. Kunal has been training students and cannabis licensed producers in various topics in the cannabis industry since 2019 at NACPT Pharma College. He has a thorough knowledge of Health Canada’s Cannabis Act and Regulations and all related regulations required in the cannabis industry.
Ousman Nauffer is a highly efficient Quality Assurance professional with over 5 years of industry experience in developing and implementing effective quality control processes and structures in manufacturing, technological and corporate environments. Ousman possesses a good understanding of the essentials of safety and quality and has a background of achievement in supporting all levels of management.
– B.Sc., Post Graduate Pharma QA & QC, MBA / TECH
Rathi Param is the president/founder of NACPT Pharma College, International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA), and Validation Tech Inc. Rathi earned her B.Sc. in Chemistry from University Ottawa, MBA in Technology from the University of Phoenix and Post Graduate Pharmaceutical QA & QC Certification from SRN Institute. She is an innovative and creative leader with more than twenty years of hands-on experience in many scientific industries (medical cannabis, medical devices, environmental, food, pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical), complemented with fifteen years of academic and corporate training experience. She possesses extensive expertise and knowledge of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Formulation, Validation, Technology Transfer, Manufacturing Technology, Process Improvements, Auditing, and Inspection.