FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS PHAMF-CT Pharmaceutical Manufacturing


Please note the design of this program and its admission requirements are being updated, and changes are expected for the August 2020 start date. Changes will be posted on this website. We will start accepting applications as soon as the changes are posted.

  • One-year certificate
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg 
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions

This program provides the skills you need to gain employment in the production of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and related products. These products include over-the-counter and prescription drugs, vaccines, analgesics, antibiotics, and other drugs for life-threatening diseases. 

The program consists of two streams:

  • Solid Dosage
    You learn the theory and practice of formulating and manufacturing tablets and capsules. What are the raw materials used? How are these products formulated and manufactured? How can we produce a good quality product? You will explore these questions and more by manufacturing small batches in the College's state-of-the-art solid dosage production laboratory.
  • Biopharmaceutical Processing
    You gain hands-on experience in microbial fermentation such as set-up, inoculation, sampling, harvesting techniques, filtration, and column chromatographic purification techniques strategies for manufacturing of Recombinant Biotechnology drug products. Cleanroom gowning, sanitization and GMP compliance will be emphasized. You will run small-scale batches in our state-of-the-art bioprocessing lab.

After applying to but prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session.

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