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Pharmaceutical Science

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Program Information

School:Durham College
Faculty:School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
Degree:Certificate; Advanced
Field of Study:Food Science and Technology, Other
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Description:Prepare for a career in Canada's strong pharmaceutical sector - a rewarding field that is seeing continuous job growth and demand in response to our growing and aging population. You will help to ensure access to better, safer drugs and consumer products, including in the areas of medical cannabis and health products, by using your training to contribute to effective formulations, dosages and manufacturing processes and the assurance of quality for a wide variety of products.

As a graduate, your knowledge and skills will encompass the validation and standardization of formulations, methods and processes and the ability to conduct experiments following scientific methodology that includes data analysis, proper documentation of observations and analyses, and clear summaries and recommendations. Featuring a 280-hour field placement, this program will set you on the path for a life-changing career that allows you to make a positive impact on the millions of Canadians who rely on the products you will help produce to improve and maintain their health.
URL:Pharmaceutical Science at Durham College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,331

Cost per year is based on the 2021-2022 academic year and includes compulsory ancillary and program incidental fees. Does not include textbooks.

Careers:Food and Beverage Servers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Diploma or degree in chemistry, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy or a related field.

    A minimum of two courses must be in chemistry and one of these courses must have a lab component.

    Proof of English language proficiency required.

    For candidates with a diploma or advanced diploma, five years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry or a related field is recommended.

    Application Notes : Please visit the website for information on English Language Proficiency requirements.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      To be considered for the fast-track (credit transfer) pathway a specific educational background is recommended as follows: degree or diploma in a directly related field of study or comparable credential completed within the last five years, two post-secondary chemistry courses with a minimum grade of C/60 per cent (one must have a lab component), and proof of English Language Proficiency. Additional information may be requested to demonstrate practical lab experience.

      Cost Notes :

      Cost per year is based on the 2021-2022 academic year and includes compulsory ancillary and program incidental fees. Does not include textbooks.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 02, 2021