Cannabis Quality Control And Quality Assurance

CANNABIS DIPLOMA


Program code: CAN.QC.QA.DIP

Credential Awarded: Diploma

Program Duration: 3 Semesters

Delivery: Full-time

Delivery Mode: Online

Program Intake: Winter 2020 | Summer 2021 | Fall 2021

Please Note: Weekday and Weekend Schedules are available, Please contact the college for more                            details

Program Overview

NACPT is one of Canada’s first colleges to be approved by the Ministry of training to introduce Cannabis  Postsecondary diploma credentials widely accepted by the Canadian and International Cannabis industry and regulatory standards. 

The legalization and commercialization of cannabis have increased demand for Quality Assurance Person, Quality Control Analysts, Quality Assurance consultants, Quality Assurance Coordinators, QA Auditors and other QA/QC related jobs in Canada. Successful completion of this nine-month cannabis diploma program will provide students with career-related skills and knowledge on cannabis Good Production Practices (GPP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), QA auditing, QC cannabis testing, cannabis scientific technical writing, cannabis quality assurance systems, quality management systems (QMS), and cannabis regulatory framework. 

The program also covers a wide range of topics, including GPP/GMP regulatory requirements, how cannabinoids and terpenes work on human systems,  anatomy and plant functionality of cannabis, cannabis analytical testing requirements, biotechnological cannabinoid production process, tissue culture, development of standard operating procedures (SOP) for the cannabis industry, HPLC, GC and Dissolution testing systems and software, cannabis licensing process, audit and inspection and all the related regulatory requirements for cannabis. 

The NACPT faculty are highly experienced professionals from the industry who have an extensive understanding of current industry trends in cannabis quality control and quality assurance. Hands-on experience is provided through quality control training, industrial workshops, guest speakers’ sessions, field trips, case studies, and internship opportunities for successful career placement.

*Industrial workshops may be substituted by other informative projects due to COVID-19.

Job Assistant program (Optional) 

NACPT offers its unique optional job development program for all graduates for free. In this program, graduates will get an opportunity to work with a cannabis QA/QC career coach individually to obtain the maximum job opportunities in the cannabis quality control and assurance industry. As part of the job development program, the career development team will help each NACPT graduate tailor the resume, attend mock interviews, connect with industry experts, and have exclusive access to the job market. This Job Development Program has been designed by NACPT to help the students prepare a career plan knowing the industry better through expert advice.

CANNABIS QUALITY CONTROL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE AND COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course Code Course Title
CANQ001 Cannabis Good Production Practices
CANQ002 Introduction to Cannabis Laboratory Testing
CANQ008 Cannabis Plant Science
CANQ0013 Cannabis Regulations
CANQ009 Cannabis Quality Assurance System

Course Code

Course Title

CANQ005

Development of Cannabis Standard Operating Procedures

CANQ006

Cannabis Good Documentation Practices

CANQ007

Cannabis Scientific Technical Writing

CANQ003

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Course Code

Course Title

CANQ004

Gas Chromatography

CANQ0010

Cannabis Audit and Inspection

CANQ0011

Quality Assurance for Cannabis Plant Biotechnology 

CANQ0012

Cannabis Licensed Producer Application

CANQ0014

Cannabis Quality Management System

 Industrial Workshops

The program will include industrial workshops where the students will closely work with the institution to go through industrial exposure.

Following are some of the skills you learn through this program:

Develop licensing processes by Cannabis Regulations Act

Develop QA (Quality Assurance) practices 

Develop cannabis technical procedures, policies and protocols

Design self-inspection and regulatory inspection methods 

Implement Quality Assurance Systems

Establish quality and risk management systems

Prepare and perform audit and inspection for cannabis companies

Perform cannabis product-tests

Review and approve procedures, protocols and Certificate of Analysis

Able to perform product release

Conduct investigations

Perform Gap analysis

Able to work with regulatory agencies

Able to response to inspection comments

Deal with customers complaints, returns, recalls and destruction

Review and approve change control procedures

Implement GxP into the cannabis process and systems 

Make appropriate recommendations for improvements

Understand QAP roles, QA and QMS systems, and all regulatory requirement protocols

Careers to pursue after graduation:

Responsible Person (RP)

Qualified Person in Charge(QPIC)

Quality Assurance Person (QAP)

Policy Makers/HR Associates

Cannabis Consultants/Educators

Cannabis Auditors

Cannabis Inspectors

Cannabis Technicians

Cannabis Analysts

Cannabis Technical Writers

Cannabis Extractors

WHO CAN APPLY?

 

High School graduate or above with background in Biology/Chemistry and Mathematics and

 Mature students above or at the age of 18 

International Students

  1. Complete application/registration form. Click here for Online Registration.
  2. Attach a copy of your academic record in your native language and in official/certified English translation.
  3. 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.
  4. Students without an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent must write the Wonderlic Assessment Test.
  5. 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.)
  6. Students are required to submit a Police clearance certificate.
  7. Submit your application with required documents to info@nacptpharmacollege.com

Domestic Students

  1. Complete application/registration form. Click here for Online Registration.
  2. Attach a copy of your academic record in your native language and in official/certified English translation.
  3. Students without an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent must write the Wonderlic Assessment Test.
  4. 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.)
  5. Students are required to submit a Police clearance certificate.
  6. Submit your application with required documents to info@nacptpharmacollege.com

1.Please allow 1-2 business days for the application review.

 

2.Following the application review, the NACPT administrative office will contact the applicant to book a meeting for any grant application (if applicable) and to create the payment plan.

For fee-related inquiries, contact us at 416-412-7374 or email us through info@nacptpharmacollege.com.

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