We are not accepting applications for the 20-21 academic year at this time. Information is currently not available as to when the next intake will occur. For information on other programs that might be of interest to you, please contact the program area. Please continue to check this website for further updates.

One-year advanced diploma

  • 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 hands-on practical skills in the concepts of quality (QA/QC) in a manufacturing environment that is controlled by good manufacturing practices, quality systems, and regulatory agencies.

Take this program if you have a diploma in science or a Bachelor of Science. You will be introduced to the following topics and concepts:

Quality Assurance (QA)

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and associated guidelines for drugs, natural health products, cannabis and food
  • Good documentation Practices (GDP) and Data Integrity (DI)
  • Validation for equipment, methods, cleaning and process
  • Quality systems such as investigations, document management systems, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), change management system, recall management and inspection management
  • Food safety systems including hazard analysis critical control points and preventative control plans

Quality Control (QC)

  • Acceptance sampling methods
  • Testing of incoming materials and finished products according to industry standards
  • Operation of various laboratory equipment such as UV-Vis spectrophotometer, FTIR spectrophotometer, AAS spectrophotometer, GC and HPLC systems.
  • Basic Microbiology laboratory techniques
  • QC charts and data trending

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session.

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