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IND.CAN.PROT.DIP

Industrial Cannabis Production Technology

Program Details

  • Program code: IND.CAN.PROT.DIP
  • Credential Awarded: Post Secondary Diploma
  • Program Duration:3 Semesters
  • Delivery: Full-time
  • Delivery Mode: Online / On Campus
  • Program Intake: Summer 2021 | Fall 2021

*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.

Program Outline & Course Description

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

  • Introduction of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • GMP Controls.

CANP0013 – Cannabis Plant Biotechnology

  • Introduction of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • GMP Controls.

CANP0014 – Cannabis Quality Management Systems

  • Introduction of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • GMP Controls.

CANP0015 – Cannabis-Infused Product Development

  • Introduction of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • GMP Controls.

CANP0016 – Cannabis Production Exposure

  • Introduction of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • GMP Controls.

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.

  • Introduction of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • GMP Controls.

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

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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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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