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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: Full-time / 26 weeks
  • Delivery Mode: Online / On Campus
  • Program Intake: September 20, 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 & Course Description

Semester 1

GCCP01 – Good Manufacturing and Good Clinical Practices

  • Concepts and requirements necessary for compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • GMP controls required to manufacture drug products in Canada, the United States and in many parts of the world.
  • Focus on real work industrial scenarios.

ILTP02 – Introduction to Laboratory Testing & GLP

  • Compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) for pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals.
  • Address the most important laboratory technique.
  • Exposure and experience with all major pharmaceutical instruments.
  • GLP guidelines widely used in pharmaceutical and related sectors.
  • Understanding of instrumentations, calibration and the application of various instruments.

STW006 – Advanced Scientific-Technical Writing

  • Different types of technical writing.
  • SOPs, Communication Methods And Issues, Validation Report Writing, Testing Methods, CofAs, CAPA, Change Control, Gap Analysis, OOT, OOS, Deviation.

Semester 2

HPL004 – High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

  • HPLC/DAD fundamentals and functionality, sample preparations and system setting-up.
  • Chemstation software, IQ, OQ and PQ, testing and analyzing data.
  • Troubleshooting and investigations.

HPD001 – HPLC Method Development and Method Validation

  • Method development and method validation using the HPLC / DAD.
  • Major industrial regulations in terms of developing and validating testing methods.

Semester 3

DIS003 – Dissolution and Dissolution Hands-on Training

  • Introduction to dissolution current testing practices, testing requirements, critical components, sample prep techniques, media preparation, sample testing, data analysis, report preparation, limitations, IQ / OQ / PQ, calibration, troubleshooting, maintenance.
  • Out of specification investigation.
  • Dissolution techniques, applications, USP apparatus, dissolution testing, report writing, calibration, troubleshooting.

GCT005 – Gas Chromatography (GC)

  • Gas chromatography history, concepts, carrier gas.
  • Testing requirements, critical components, sample preparation techniques.
  • Sample testing, data analysis, report preparation, limitations.
  • GC-FID – IQ / OQ / PQ, calibration, troubleshooting.
  • Maintenance, and out-of-specification investigation.

GCUV002 – GC Method Development and Method Validation

  • Method development and method validation using the GC / FID.
  • Major industrial regulations, in terms of developing and validating testing methods.

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

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Testimonials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

COMPANIES WHO HAVE HIRED NACPT GRADUATES

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