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PHARMACEUTICAL POST-SECONDARY DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Pharmaceutical Formulation & Validation Technology

Program Details

  • Program code: PHA.FOR.VALTECH.DIP
  • Credential Awarded: Post-Secondary Diploma
  • Program Duration: 26 weeks
  • Delivery Mode: Online / On Campus
  • Program Intake: October 25, 2021 | March 14, 2022

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

Program Overview

This program introduces students to the fundamental concepts of various formulation and validation technologies in the pharmaceutical industry. Through this program, you will learn a wide range of topics that include biotechnological formulation – up-stream and down-stream processes, pharmaceutical formulation – solid, liquid, powder and related formulation, and various validation concepts such as processing, cleaning, packaging, facility, utility, equipment, computer, method, sterile and related validations currently practiced in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry. All diploma holders of Pharmaceutical Formulation and Validation Technology are competitively qualified to become Technologists, Technicians, Validation Assistants, Formulators, Validation Scientists/Engineers and Managers.

NACPT’s Pharmaceutical Formulation and Validation Technology program will render each student with the solid technical and practical skills needed to thrive in their career. Students will have a thorough industrial exposure, intensive training and workshops, optional Job Assistance for co-op, internship, and full-time opportunities within the pharmaceutical, cannabis, and biopharmaceutical and related sectors in this program.

You will closely work with the institution to go through the entire industrial exposure. Upon meeting the criteria, students will have access to industrial testing laboratories or the Research and Development (R&D) facilities.

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 Pharmaceutical Formulation & Validation industry. As part of the job development program, the career development team will help each NACPT graduate tailor the resume, prepare for specific job positions, attend 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 network 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

GCCP01 – Good Manufacturing and Good Clinical Practices

PMVT01 – Pharmaceutical/Bio-Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Formulation & Validation Technology

STW005 – Scientific-Technical Writing

Semester 2

ETUF05 – Collective Validation

PMF001 – Manufacturing Formulation 1

PKV04 – Packaging Validation & Packaging Components

PRV03 – Process Validation

Semester 3

PMF002 – Manufacturing Formulation 2

CLVM02 – Advance Cleaning Validation

PPRV05 – Advance Process & Packaging Validation

Additional Program Info

  • Skills Acquired
  • Job Opportunities
  • Admission Requirements
  • International Students
  • Domestic Students

Skills Acquired

A comprehensive skill set is developed in the following areas through this Pharmaceutical Formulation and Validation Technology program:

  • Implementation of GxP (GMP, GCP, GDP, GLP, GVP and GEP)
  • Design Process Validation/Process Performance Qualification
  • Design System Validation(computer, facility, utility and equipment)
  • Understand and determine pharmaceutical formulation techniques
  • Understand and determine biotechnological formulation techniques
  • Advanced Scientific-Technical Writing

Job Opportunities

After the graduation of this program students can be placed in the following verticals of Pharmaceutical Formulation and Validation Technology in the pharmaceutical industry :

  • Validation Assistants
  • Validation Specialists
  • Validation Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Process Scientists
Who Can Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Student with Minimum of Grade 12 Diploma with required science and math courses/Equivalent
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.)
  • 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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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Formulation & Validation Technology

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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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

Mousumi Sur

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Formulation and Validation Technology Post-secondary Program

NACPT College is an excellent college. All Instructors and program coordinators are very helpful. Instructors are knowledgeable and have an excellent insight of course. Courses are designed as per current industry standards. I was already on the job when I joined the college. I came to the college to upgrade my knowledge on validation. I received thorough knowledge and current guidelines on validation. This course helps me to succeed in the job. Year 2016.

Hired by Apotex Inc.

Position: Technologist Formulation Development

Penny Boyce

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Formulation and Validation Technology

NACPT staff are very knowledgeable, they are up to date with the industry trends and showed personal interest and concern in assisting me in achieving my career goals. Their leadership and initiative drives and motivates the students to achieve success and the director is very committed and passionate to see every individual student succeed, working on a one on one basis with students. The education I received helped me to secure a job in the pharmaceutical industry as a Costing Analyst. Year 2014.

Hired by HBS Distribution (Brand All Max Nutritionals)

Position: Cost Analyst

COMPANIES WHO HAVE HIRED NACPT GRADUATES

Pharmaceutical

Food

Cosmetics

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