TIPT Academic Programs

Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Quality Control

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(Integrated Co-Op)

Credential Awarded: Ontario Post-Graduate Diploma
Program Duration: Approx. 46 Weeks 
Start Dates: January 30, March 27, June 19 and September 18
Schedule: Mon – Thu: 9:00am – 3:30pm, Fri: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Your Career Option

In this program, you will learn and acquire specialized knowledge and practical skills required to function as a Quality Assurance or Quality Control personnel in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, food, cosmetics, and other life-science industries. Quality Assurance professionals are responsible for developing, monitoring and overseeing measures that assures control, reproducibility and reliability of manufacturing and testing processes. Through their activities, Quality Assurance professionals are responsible for ensuring that the Company meets government requirements as well as providing assurance of safety and efficacy of medicines to the consumers. Quality Control personnel conduct sampling and testing required to evaluate compliance of the manufactured products to compendial standards of safety and effectiveness. 

Graduates of this program enjoy a high percentage employment rate and work for both multinational and generic company employers such as GSK, Apotex, Patheon, Novopharm, AstraZeneca, Health Canada, Sanofi-Aventis CML and Wyeth. They also find employment in other industries such as petrochemical, natural health and nutraceuticals. 

Our Program

The Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Quality Control program combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on skills in all areas that impact drug quality. The program is innovative and unique in offering in-depth, hands-on learning provided by full-time research faculty with both academic and industry experience. You will study in a GMP compliant facility with modern state-of-the art equipment where you will gain valuable experience in pharmaceutical analytical instrumentation, documentation, GMP compliance, auditing, technical writing and quality assurance processes and procedures. 

Practical Experience (Integrated Co-op)

A unique and highly successful aspect of our program is the didactic component that all students receive industry standard “work experience” in our own GMP facility. Throughout the program, various practical projects expose the student to the GMP environment and lets students apply their skills and knowledge in a real-world work setting. 

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biological, Applied or Health Science, Chemistry, Pharmacy, some areas in Life Sciences or a related field. 
  • Internationally-educated individuals must have the equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor of Science degree. Degrees completed outside of Canada must be evaluated by one of the following - International Credential Assessment Service, University of Toronto Comparative Education Service or World Education Service.
  • Some Canadian technology or life-science College Diploma may also qualify 
  • Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.