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CANNABIS POST-SECONDARY DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Industrial Cannabis Production Technology

Program Details

  • Program code: IND.CAN.PROT.DIP
  • Credential Awarded: Post Secondary Diploma
  • Program Duration: 35 Weeks
  • Delivery: Full-time
  • Delivery Mode: Online / On Campus
  • Program Intake: October 25, 2021 | January 24, 2022

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

Program Overview

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.

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 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.

Program Outline

Semester 1

CANP001 – Cannabis Plant Science

CANP002 – Cannabis Regulations

CANP003 – Cannabis Commercial Production Mechanisms

CANP004 – Cannabis Plant Pathology

CANP005 – Cannabis Facility Design

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

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.

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:

  • Design and establish effective cannabis facility for production
  • Operate and manage cannabis facilities
  • Produce quality cannabis products as per the regulatory standard
  • Select the appropriate technology into the cannabis production process and facility
  • Comply with cannabis regulatory standards
  • Comply with current cannabis production technology
  • Develop cannabis processes, procedures, policies and protocols
  • Able to investigate any deviations and implement CAPA into the processes and systems
  • Control cannabis diseases in an effective manner
  • Control cannabis pests as per regulatory standards
  • Establish effective cannabis sanitation program
  • Implement appropriate Quality Assurance Systems and Quality Management Systems
  • Develop current cannabis good production practice procedure
  • Introduce cannabis tissue culture and biotechnological processes
  • Develop appropriate process qualification methods for cannabis production
  • Implement effective supply chain management program
  • Standardization or validation of various Processes/systems
  • Develop cannabis infused products includes edibles, cosmetics and etc.
  • Test and release cannabis products as per the regulatory standards

Careers

Careers to be pursued after graduation:

  • Responsible Person (RP)
  • Master Grower (MG)
  • Cannabis Extraction Head
  • Cultivation Technicians
  • Extraction Technologists
  • Tissue Culture Technicians
  • Up-Steam/Down-Stream Technologists
  • Process Engineers/Scientists
  • Product Developers
  • Clinical Research Associates
  • Technical Writers
  • Cannabis Master Production Growers
  • Sales And Marketing Associates
  • Cannabis Consultants/Educators
  • Validation Specialists
  • Head of Security
  • Policy Makers
Who Can Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or
  • Mature Students or at least 18 years of age and pass the Wonderlic SLE with a minimum score of 11
Admission Requirements

International Students

  • 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.)
  • Submit your application with required documents to info@nacptpharmacollege.com
Admission Requirements

Domestic Students

  • 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.)
  • 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

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Faculty of Industrial Cannabis Production Technology

Alex Goldstein

CPP, CISSO, Faculty Member of Industrial Cannabis Production Technology

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.

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Dr.Carlos Aragon

Carlos Aragon

Professor

– 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.

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Dr. AKM Abdul Hai

Dr. AKM Abdul Hai

Professor

– 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.

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Gavin Clark

Gavin Clark

Managing Director, Delta Eight Pharmaceuticals Faculty Member of Industrial Cannabis Production 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.

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Kunal Sudan

CEO, Delta Eight Pharmaceuticals, Faculty Member of Industrial Cannabis Production Technology

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.

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Rathi Pharam

Rathi Param

President / Founder & Dean

– 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.

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Testimonials

Dimple Kara

Graduate from Industrial Cannabis Production Technology – Post-secondary Diploma

The course is in-depth and the subjects discussed were applicable to the course. It is unique to the college as compared to other courses offered by other colleges. Yes, I would definitely recommend this program to others. Year 2020.

 

Kevin Deren Naidoo

Graduate from Industrial Cannabis Production Technology Post-secondary Diploma

As a South African lawyer, I found this intensive program to be comprehensive, thorough and informative. I especially enjoyed the regulatory and good production practice aspects that I learned. The laboratory sessions brought the theoretical concepts to life. The lecturers are professional and knowledgeable. I met students from all over the world. Because of completing the course, I was able to secure an internship opportunity with the Cannabis Council of Canada. I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to succeed in this nascent, booming industry.

Francesco Baafunno

Graduate from Industrial Cannabis Production Technology

The service was awesome, the delivery was perfect even in transition times such as the beginning of the pandemic. The preparation of the professors is practical and adequate, not only theoretical. My experience with NACPT was wonderful, fellow students, staff management, were always available to promptly help me out with any need. The preparation and the programs are exactly what the industry is looking to acquire so the career opportunities are immediate. I recommend to any student also International to attend NACPT programs to be prepared for the venues in the industry.

Position: Master Grower/QA Consultant/Business Developer

Tyler Harrison

Graduate from Industrial Cannabis Production Technology Post-secondary Diploma

This school was great it gave me all the skills, knowledge and resources to get into the competitive cannabis industry. The school enabled me to work full time and still complete my education. I am now working as an assistant master grower for an LP and I am as happy as can be. Thanks to all the amazing professors and big thanks to Rathi for everything you have done to assist in my success. Truly thankful!

Martin Depta

Graduate from Industrial Cannabis Production Technology Post-secondary Diploma

A great College with excellent staff. The Dean of the college Rathi Param is always motivating students to get the experience they need to move their career forward. Taking the Industrial Cannabis Production program helped me get a job in the industry and gave me the tools I need to think of my own business ideas.

Nora Samuel

Graduate from Industrial Cannabis Production Technology Post-secondary Diploma

The Industrial Cannabis Production Technology advanced diploma program is a very technology-driven training program that helped me learn about cultivation and extraction techniques as per Health Canada regulatory requirements, quality, and all other related concepts to secure a position in a leading Cannabis Company. I will recommend this comprehensive program to anyone who wants to develop a career in the cannabis space or start a cannabis business on their own.

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