College Overview

“NACPT does not only seek to educate its graduates but also encourage and motivate them to a high degree of confidence with close quarters to the aspired career in pharmaceutical, cannabis, medical device, nutraceutical, cosmetic, food, business, technology and related fields.”

North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology (NACPT) is a career college that operates as a PCC under PCC Act, 2005. Currently, NACPT Pharma College has two campuses. The campuses are located in the heart of Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario.

NACPT College is a leading Canadian college that provides in-depth skill training in pharmaceutical, cannabis, business, technology and related fields in order to maximize the job and business opportunities within the target industries. For over ten years, NACPT has offered specialized in-depth skill training, graduate and post-graduate diploma programs in both pharmaceutical and cannabis industries. In addition, NACPT has been offering various cannabis skills training and business incubation programs since 2017. NACPT Pharma College is affiliated and partnered with many leading pharmaceuticals, cannabis, technology, IT and related companies with the intention of providing job placement within the industry-related sectors.

With the affiliation with highly reputable organizations, NACPT provides consulting services, research and development in the pharmaceutical, cannabis and other sectors.

NACPT Pharma College is the world leader in cannabis industry training and was the first Canadian college to receive Canadian ministry approval to offer post-secondary diplomas in cannabis production, quality control and quality assurance. NACPT Pharma College won the Best Cultivation Educator Award from the Grow-Up Conference and Expo in which it was chosen amongst seven cannabis education providers including leading universities and colleges across North America.

NACPT Pharma College offers hands-on-training through a team of highly qualified and expert industrial specialists on the latest developments and technologies to help streamline the professional capabilities of our graduates. NACPT is well equipped with the required laboratory instruments and equipment which include HPLC 1100, Chemstation, HP 6890 GC with headspace, VK Dissolution Apparatus, Infra-Red Spectroscopy V838 and UV. The pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industry landscape is rapidly evolving as there have been increasing improvements accompanied by stringent compliance standards required of the respective employees working in these industries. The most regulated areas are Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Research and Development, Method Development, Validation and Manufacturing Technology, Formulation, Regulatory Affairs, and Clinical Research. To meet such soaring demands, NACPT’s programs have been fine-tuned with impressive features that are precisely customized to be practical, scientific-industry oriented, career targeted, modern technologically driven and short-term.

As a world-leading cannabis college, we offer graduate diploma programs in cannabis commercial production, and quality control and quality assurance areas. The Industrial Cannabis Production Technology program covers master grower techniques, quality management systems, supply chain, biotechnological production methods, validation, edibles, infused product development, extraction techniques and all other production technology-related concepts. The Cannabis Quality Control and Quality Assurance program covers all quality assurance systems for the cannabis sector, cannabis analytical and biological testing requirements, technical writing, audit and inspection, testing instrumentation and software training. In addition to the diploma training, NACPT also offers more than 20 fast-track cannabis certificates training including Master Grower Practices, Quality Assurance for Cannabis, Head of Security, Responsible Person, Cannabis Process Related Validation, GPP, Eu-GMP and more. Recently, NACPT Pharma College opened another division for IT, business and other technology-related sectors. Under this business and technology division, NACPT provides International Business Administration, Software Developer, Hospitality and Tourism, Payroll and Accounting and Medical Office Administration training programs.

As a team of industrial experts, NACPT provides job assistance to our graduates, newcomers, internationally trained professionals (medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, engineers and related profession), laid-off workers (second career), and Ontario Work and WSIB students. NACPT affiliated and connected with many pharmaceutical, cannabis, IT and business industries to provide a smooth job transition from our career-oriented skill training programs.

We have a very high success rate and love hearing success stories from our students. Click here !to see numerous testimonials written by our graduates and trainees!

NACPT is also a leading Cannabis/ Marijuana training provider among few Cannabis Schools, and Marijuana Institutes / Marijuana Colleges in North America.

  • NACPT is a registered Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 and the regulations made under the Act. The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development is responsible for administering laws relating to education and skills training.

  • NACPT is an approved Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) provider. WSIB is an Ontario government agency that ensures employers contribute to a province-wide insurance fund.

  • NACPT is registered as a private career college and active member of National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) since 2010. NACC is a national association representing 500 regulated career colleges from across the country.

  • NACPT is registered as a private career college and active member of Career Colleges Ontario (COO) since 2004. COO is a not-for-profit association that supports post-secondary institutions and educational organization in the province.

  • NACPT has been working with City of Toronto in various projects and activities since the year 2015.


  • Amanda D'Souza

    Report Writer - Pharma Medica Research Inc

    I am very proud to be a student at NACPT and to be given an opportunity to write this testimonial while still completing my program. I first came across NACPT at a career college fair while attending university. In my last year of completing B.Sc, I obtained early acceptance to NACPT with a scholarship. This school stood out to me because of the many types of programs they offered which cover multiple areas of the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to fast-track, hands-on training, I was able to connect with industry professionals who effectively guided me on my career path. With the tools support and interview preparation NACPT provided me with, I was able to obtain a full-time position with a established CRO half-way through program completion I highly recommend this program to anyone that needs industry based knowledge in working in the pharmaceutical industry in Canada, especially recent graduates and international students who need Canadian experience. NACPT is a school that puts its students first and prioritizes helping every student succeed in whatever career they choose to pursue within this industry.

  • Pradha Muruganathan

    Advanced Technician Downstream - Sanofi Pasteur

    It is with great pride that I draft this letter of appreciation to North American Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology (NACPT) in acknowledgement of their immense support and guidance from the onset of my training phase to my entry into the pharmaceutical industry. During 2012, I had enrolled in the Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Clinical Research, one of the Post-Degree Diplomas offered at NACPT. The program was designed exceptionally well to accommodate academic teaching with hands-on training experiences, through which I had enriched my understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and all the regulatory bodies that govern it. Each class was conducted by industrial experts who brought interesting insights into current and best practices within the industry. Apart from the quality - hands on training I had attained, NACPT had also helped me get a government grant in support of my work term, and also supplemented with a scholarship of $ 3000. I have also had the opportunity to work at NACPT as a Program Coordinator (co-op position), which allowed me to further strengthen my leadership and interpersonal skills. Most importantly, NACPT had set itself apart by building partnerships with various pharmaceutical companies and inviting them for on-campus hiring. It was truly a great experience and one of the greatest rewards was the number of job opportunities that had come my way upon completion of the program. Last but not the least, NACPT helped me to build confidence and prepared me thoroughly for all the interviews I had to face! As I begin a new journey within the pharmaceutical industry, I will cherish each memorable moment at NACPT for a lifetime! My hearty thanks to the dean of the department and all the instructors once again for all that you have done to help me begin a new chapter in my life.

  • Lorrein Muiruri

    Clinical research Assistant, Inflamax Research Inc.

    I was a fresh UofT graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Science. I came across NACPT at the University career fair. I was not sure what Clinical Research was all about but with more understanding I joined the program. I thank God I enrolled into Clinical Research under the guidance of NACPT's director and all the qualified instructors. Every one of them was so supportive both in academics and career paths. An additional unique advantage at NACPT was that the classes were intimate and hence easy to relate to each other as students and more to our instructors. NACPT continues to give career support and advice after graduation. They assisted fixing my resume and even provided short term co-op positions. Less than 1 year later I got hired in the field as a Clinical Research Assistant. I believe that this is just a stepping stone into higher positions. I trust that NACPT will be a great support in my career ahead. Thank you NACPT!