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Get the Skills to Become a Quality Control and Quality Assurance Professional

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If you’re detail-oriented and have a background in science you’d be the perfect fit for Oxford’s QAQC program

50-Week Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance

If you already have a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, or any related subject, and are ready to take the next step in your career, you can get the skills and hands-on training you need to start a career in Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QAQC) in as little as 50 weeks.

As a QAQC professional, you are responsible for ensuring that pharmaceutical products are safe and effective. The pharmaceutical industry is highly regulated, which is why QAQC professionals also need to assist companies with regulatory compliance. Each drug product will undergo various tests to ensure that rules and regulations are followed accordingly.

The pharmaceutical industry is growing and evolving constantly. There is a high demand for QAQC jobs in pharmaceutical and related industries all over Canada and the United States.

Flexible Program Options

If you’re interested in starting a rewarding new career, but you can’t put your entire life on hold to pursue it, you’re in the right place. At Oxford College, we offer flexible class schedules including Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Weekend sessions. We also offer flexible learning options (Online, Hybrid and In-person) for many of our programs.

For more information about Oxford College’s flexible program options, inquire today!

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Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Diploma Program

Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance

50-Week Postgraduate Diploma | $62,400 median annual salary***

  • Graduates hired by healthcare companies, clinical research organizations & pharmaceutical product analytical laboratories
  • Training in Pharmacodynamics (PD), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Pharmaceutical Quality System (QA)
  • Advance into Quality Assurance Management, Laboratory Science, Research Management and much more!

*** visited on April 5, 2024. Salary source for quality assurance technologists in Ontario with lowest 10% earning $38,480 to the highest 10% of workers earning $90,002.

Become Qualified in Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance

During this program, 60% of your time will be spent gaining hands-on analytical skill development in the laboratory and the remaining 40% of the time in the classroom for conceptual idea exposure. You will develop a strong knowledge of how drugs are made in pharmaceutical industries and its associated rules and regulations.

You will learn about Pharmacodynamics (PD) and Pharmacokinetics of a drug molecule in detail to understand by what mechanism a drug works in the human body or animal body. You will also become familiar with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Regulatory Affairs (RA), Pharmaceutical Quality System (QA) and auditing of laboratory systems and pharmaceutical pilot plant systems.

You will gain experience in each subject through classroom instruction, group project work, and presentations in front of the class. At the end of the program, there is a final review session to help you prepare for job interviews in the pharmaceutical field.

Pharmaceutical QA/QC program at Oxford College

Is a Career in Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance Right for You? Take the Oxford College “Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Career Training Readiness score now!

Train on State-of-the-Art Facilities (Yes, Really!)

The term “state-of-the-art” gets thrown around a lot, but we really mean it! Our modern facilities are truly clinical-grade. Here, you’ll train on laboratory equipment, the same technology you’ll encounter when you enter the field. Learning in a professional environment on this machinery gives you the first-hand experience and confidence that you need to excel when you enter an actual workplace lab.

Countless Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed in the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, petrochemical, and health care product industries, as well as pharmaceutical product analytical laboratories and clinical research organizations.

Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as a:

  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Analytical Research Chemist
  • Research Scientist
  • Quality Assurance and Compliance Associate
  • QC Data Reviewer
  • Document Reviewer or Writer in Clinical Research Organization
  • Lab Technician and Lab Coordinator

Career Services

After your training, we won’t leave you hanging. Career Services is here to help you throughout your entire career training journey and afterwards, too. From organizing placements at prominent companies to helping you with your resume, cover letter, and interview tips, you’ll feel confident that you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes time for you to enter into the profession. What’s more, you can access our services after graduation if you need help with the employment hunt. Because when you become a student at Oxford College, you join the Oxford family for life!

Financial Aid

Many people need extra financial assistance to attend school. At Oxford, we believe that finances should not be a barrier for anyone seeking higher education. That’s why we have many funding programs in place, including OSAP, Second Career, and private student loans, to name a few. We will also work with you to set up manageable monthly payment plans for you. Sit down with a financial aid advisor, and they’ll help to assess your situation and create a funding plan that works for you.

Is a Rewarding Career in Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Pharmaceutical Quality Control & Quality Assurance and exploring if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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