This program has been incorporated into the Science Laboratory Technology program effective Fall 2020. Please visit the Science Laboratory Technology program webpage for further information

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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