Inquiry: +1 416 412 7374Call/Text: +1 647 998 7374E-mail: info@nacptpharmacollege.com
PHARMACEUTICAL POST-SECONDARY DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance

Program Details

  • Program code: PHA.QC.QA.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

Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance diploma is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of Quality Control and Assurance. This program on quality assurance and quality control in the pharmaceutical industry covers a wide range of subjects that include quality control, quality assurance, method development and method validation fields in the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry. Diploma holders of quality assurance and quality control are competitively qualified to become Technologists, Raw Material Chemists, Finish Product Chemists, Stability Chemists, R&D Chemists, Scientists, Calibration Chemists, Document Reviewers, Laboratory Coordinators, Trainers, SOP Writers, Auditors, Supervisors, and Managers.

NACPT’s pharmaceutical quality assurance and quality control training render strong technical and practical skills needed to thrive in the Quality Control & Quality Assurance industry. A thorough industrial exposure is given to the student along with intensive training and workshops in this pharmaceutical quality control and quality assurance program. Optional Job Assistance for co-op, internship and full-time opportunities within pharmaceutical, cannabis and biopharmaceutical and related sectors are also provided by NACPT in this course.

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 assistance 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 quality control and quality assurance 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

GCCP01 – Good Manufacturing and Good Clinical Practices

ILTP02 – Introduction to Laboratory Testing & GLP

STW006 – Advanced Scientific-Technical Writing

Semester 2

HPL004 – High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

HPD001 – HPLC Method Development and Method Validation

Semester 3

DIS003 – Dissolution and Dissolution Hands-on Training

GCT005 – Gas Chromatography (GC)

GCUV002 – GC Method Development and Method 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 quality control and quality assurance program:

  • Good manufacturing practices (GMP)
  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
  • Laboratory Testing & GLP
  • Quality assurance systems
  • Quality management systems
  • Pharmaceutical audit and inspection
  • High-performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Chemstation
  • Dissolution Testing for immediate release and slow release products
  • Advanced Scientific-Technical Writing

Job Opportunities

Students can be placed in the following verticals of quality control and quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry after the completion of the pharmaceutical quality control and quality assurance program.

  • Technologists
  • Raw Material Chemists
  • Finish Product Chemists
  • Stability Chemists
  • R&D Chemists
  • Scientists
  • Calibration Chemists
  • Document Reviewers
  • Laboratory Coordinators
  • Trainers, SOP Writers
  • Auditors
  • Health Canada Inspectors
  • Supervisors, and Managers
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.)
  • 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

Mail Us

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance

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.

More Detail

Gaurav Raval

Professor

– B.Sc.in Pharma Chemistry, M.Sc.in Pharma Sciences at University of Toronto

Gaurav Raval has joined the NACPT Lead Training Team in 2020 as part of the Cannabis Quality Control and Quality Assurance department. It is his job to train students and employees in cannabis analytical testing, method development and validation using HPLC, GC and Dissolution Apparatus.

More Detail
Karim Meghji

Karim Meghji

Senior Scientist

Karim Meghji is a well-seasoned senior scientist with 25 years work experience in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, CRO/CMO and CDMO companies. He acquired his MSc. in Biology from the University of Waterloo where he conducted research in microbial biotechnology and wrote a thesis on production, purification, and characterization of extracellular carboxylesterases from B. subtilis.

More Detail
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.

More Detail

Ravi Tan

Professor

– PhD, Organic Chemistry

Dr. Ravi Tan is currently working as Manager, Research & Development, Cobalt Pharmaceuticals and has been a part of North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology team since 2011. He has 20 years of laboratory and administrative experience in various pharmaceutical companies in Canada. Dr. Tan worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. His progressive knowledge on the technical, managerial and regulatory side of the pharmaceutical industry is something worth noticing.

More Detail

Testimonials

Sanket Phadke

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Diploma Program

I would recommend this program to my friends! It is very good for international students. NACPT helped me to prepare my resume and during my job application process. The program which I enrolled in NACPT is really amazing to go into the pharmaceutical field. All the instructors are highly qualified and are knowledgeable. Last but not least the Director is the most amazing person I ever met here in Canada. Thank you for all your help. Year 2013.

Hired By Sanofi Pasteur

Position: Advanced Technician Upstream

Mohammed Siddiqui

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Diploma Program

I got outstanding attention from NACPT. They are outstanding in helping to search for jobs, to prepare a resume, to prepare for interviews, personality development, etc. Teaching staff and administrative staff are friendly and very flexible. Year 2016.

Hired by Creation Technologies

Position: Production Associate

Jayahare Thanaruban

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance – Diploma Program

If you follow this program, it’s really worth it, because we get full knowledge of pharmaceutical industry technical words and procedures. You will shine in your interviews, especially GMP and GDP. I got the information about the NACPT at a job fair. My background is food chemistry, so I learned a lot of information here, especially pharmaceutical technical words and analysis. Laboratory practices are more important in the Pharma industry, but we got a lot of valuable information from here because my dean is very friendly with a helping mentality. So students, if you choose this institution, you will have a bright future. Year 2014.

Hired by Patheon

Position: Packaging Associate

Suba Sivapiragasam

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance – Diploma Program

NACPT has programs which will give broad knowledge in the pharmaceutical and related industry. I will recommend others to take this course to move up in their career. Year 2014.

Hired by Estee Lauder

Position: Packaging Analyst

Najib Warsi

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Diploma Program

I have found NACPT very professional and a college meeting the current industry requirements and standards. The instructors are very knowledgeable and are from the industry. The unique thing about NACPT is that it provides instruction and training that is applicable to practical life. I will definitely recommend NACPT to anyone who wants to upgrade and enhance their quest for knowledge. Year 2014.

Formulary and Drug & Health Benefits Development Professional

Position: Independent Consultant

Perihan Abdel Meguid

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance – Diploma Program

Extremely helpful staff with a great family like atmosphere! Staff and classes are extremely accommodating for individuals and everyone is always willing to help. Courses are very informative given by industrial experts who give you an idea of what’s the latest in the industry. After completion of the course, the staff continue with their never ending support and do their best to help prepare you for the interviews, and help with resume and cover letter writing. Overall I had an excellent experience at NACPT and would recommend it for anyone looking for a career change. Year 2016.

Hired by Apollo Health and Beauty Care

Position: QA Document Auditor

Niruparajh Arunakirinathen

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Diploma Program

NACPT helped me to understand the real Canadian industry world and helped me a lot to take interviews. Year 2014.

Hired By Gray Lea Co-op Ltd

Position: QC Technician

Hadi Mehrgan

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control Quality AssuranceDiploma Program

I am a newcomer to Canada, and a Ph.D. holder. I was a professor back in my country. I came to Canada with a lot of expectations. But, I could not find any related jobs within my profession. Hence, I enrolled in a program provided by NACPT 4 months ago, and am currently working in a leading pharmaceutical company, as a formulator. NACPT provided a lot of help and training for me to get this job. Year 2010.

Hired by Apotex Inc.

Position: Formulation Chemist

Carlos Aragon

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance – Diploma Program

NACPT was the key to connecting my educational and professional background with the Pharmaceutical environment in Toronto. Specific details concerning professional training, documentation, regulations and hands-on techniques like HPLC and GC, were determinant to find a job. Absolutely yes, I recommend any professional newcomer in Toronto interested in Pharmaceutical jobs to join NACPT. My current position in Sanofi Pasteur is thanks to all that NACPT contributed to my professional formation. Year 2015.

Hired by Sanofi Pasteur

Position: Specialist in Process and Products (Consultant)

Vidya Sampath

Graduate from Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance – Diploma Program

The NACPT environment is enriching. They will help you gain the hands on experience of analyzers, knowledge based education and up-to-date market and company industry requirements; and appropriate and ready to share and help. Year 2014.

Hired by Wing’s Food Products

Position: QC Technician

COMPANIES WHO HAVE HIRED NACPT GRADUATES

Pharmaceutical

Food

Cosmetics

Related Programs

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Advanced Diploma

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma

Healthcare Program
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Advanced Diploma

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Advanced Diploma

Healthcare Program
Visit Program
Pharma & Bio-Pharma Clinical Research

Pharmaceutical & Bio-Pharmaceutical Clinical Research

Healthcare Program
Pharma & Bio-Pharma Clinical Research

Pharmaceutical & Bio-Pharmaceutical Clinical Research

Healthcare Program
Visit Program
Pharmaceutical Formulation and Validation Technology - NACPT

Pharmaceutical Formulation & Validation Technology

Healthcare Program
Pharmaceutical Formulation and Validation Technology - NACPT

Pharmaceutical Formulation & Validation Technology

Healthcare Program
Visit Program
NACPT Medical Office Administration

Medical Office Administration

Healthcare Program
NACPT Medical Office Administration

Medical Office Administration

Healthcare Program
Visit Program
Personal Support Worker Program NACPT Pharma College

Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Healthcare Program
Personal Support Worker Program NACPT Pharma College

Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Healthcare Program
Visit Program

Accreditations and Affiliations

Enquiry Form

+1 416 412 7374
+1 647 998 7374
Request Info