FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS PHAFF-CT Pharmaceutical and Food Manufacturing

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
CBST-1009Careers and Trends in Biotechnology, Pharma and Food
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Careers in Canada's emerging biotechnology industry are varied. This course is designed to help students decide on a profession that aligns with their unique skills and abilities. Through industry-led discussions and experiential classroom activities, students will develop a comprehensive perspective on biotechnology, pharma, food and their main industry sectors. They will be provided with an insider's view on each sector of the biotechnology industry, which will help them carve out a career path that fits with their interests and strengths.

Whether students are interested in a career in Manufacturing, Quality Control or Quality Assurance, they will benefit from this exploratory course that examines the day-to-day duties, and personal and professional development of people employed in biotechnology.

CBST-1013Fundamental Lab Skills
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This course focuses on the fundamental applied skills that are required for a career in a science laboratory. This includes using and ensuring that basic lab equipment, such as balances, pH meters, and microscopes are used correctly. Students will also be taught aseptic techniques and learn how to appropriately handle reagents and prepare solutions in a variety of science and technology-based workplaces. Following an introduction to potential workplace health and safety hazards, students will be taught how to contribute to the day-to-day maintenance and operation of a lab. In addition, they will practice generating lab records that comply with regulatory requirements.

CBST-1016Instrumentation and Equipment
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This course introduces students to the instruments, tools, and equipment used in a production setting. Through classroom lecture and demonstrations, students will experiment with the instruments used in a laboratory. They will also be provided with opportunities to develop the experience needed to install, use, inspect, dismantle, and service analytical and manufacturing equipment.

CBST-1018Measurements, Calculations and Physics Principles
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In this course students will be taught the fundamental skills and concepts required to conduct measurements and calculations in a laboratory environment. Students will learn how to express measurements using the metric system, to convert between different metric units, and to calculate solution concentrations in units such as molarity and parts per million (ppm). They will also review some basic concepts of chemistry, such as the mole, and discuss various aspects of statistics as well as the use of linear regression as applied to calibration. This course will also introduce students to the study of light and electricity to help them effectively use laboratory instruments and equipment.

COMM-1173Communication Strategies
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMM-2172Communication for the Workplace
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Welcome to an immersive experience that will give students hands-on practice in finding, getting, and keeping the job they want. Students will enter through the "Employment Centre", move to an active "Probation Period", and close with a meaningful "Performance Review". This course is a creative and participatory workplace preparation designed to give students a head start in today's competitive job market.

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MBIO-1002Applied Microbiology
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In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of microbiology. Through classroom discussions, demonstrations, and guided practice, they will develop the skills to required to perform various operations in a microbiology lab. Students will build the competence to accurately observe, cultivate, and identify selected bacteria and fungi and will learn how to apply different sterilization methods in a microbiology lab to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.

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PHAR-1031Tooling and Machinery in Fabrication
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This hands-on course introduces students to the equipment used in pharmaceutical and food manufacturing environments. Students will learn how to safely operate and maintain the equipment used in the biofermentation process, in solid dosage manufacturing, and to transform raw materials into consumable food products.


Through classroom demonstrations and independent practice, Students will acquire the technical skills to troubleshoot common equipment problems in compliance with standard industry practices and procedures. Throughout this course, they will work in a small collaborative groups in settings that represent actual industry environments.

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PHAR-1032Solid Dosage Production
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In this course, Students will learn how to manufacture pharmaceutical drugs, specifically tablets and capsules. They will follow written instructions and document their activities to ensure that quality standards are met throughout the entire production process. Students will perform basic tests to assess the quality of raw material, in-process material, and product used in tablet or capsule manufacturing operations and generate and interpret the results to determine product quality. While honing their practical skills, they will also refine their ability to document their lab work using good documentation practices.

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PHAR-1033Bioprocessing Pharmaceutical Production
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This course emphasizes the theoretical and practical aspects of microbial fermentation for the production of biopharmaceuticals. Students will acquire hands-on experience setting up and monitoring biofermentors. They will also learn the basics of various filtrations in downstream processing. A major portion of this course will focus on the microbial laboratory procedures, aseptic laboratory practices, and purification techniques used in biotechnology drug manufacturing. Special emphasis will be placed on drug manufacturing using biotechnology processes to produce recombinant protein therapeutics.

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PHAR-1034Food Processing
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In this course, students will be introduced to the basic principles and practices of food processing and packaging. Through hands on practice in a manufacturing environment, they will learn different food processing methods while discovering the functionality and purpose of various raw materials and ingredients. Students will also learn to distinguish between the processing and packaging of different food groups and products to determine how their physical and chemical properties are modified during the food processing and packaging processes.

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QUAL-1003Introduction to Quality and Compliance
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This course introduces students to the concepts of quality and the basics of compliance, providing them with the building blocks for eventual success in the workplace. Students will evaluate their expectations of product quality and learn about good data and records management, good manufacturing practices, standard operating procedures and food safety to develop experience with the regulations, guidelines, and industry standards used to ensure quality and compliance.

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