PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: PHMF
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
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      Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology (compressed fast-track)

      Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology (fast-track)

      Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology (fast-track)

      In today’s fast-paced global economy, consumer awareness is at an all-time high. Whether the products we consume originate from around the globe or in our own backyard, quality assurance is essential. So, next time you’re eating your favourite food, applying your makeup or taking your vitamins, consider that you could help ensure that others feel comfortable with the products that they are using.

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      Program Description

      If you are a domestic or internationally educated student with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, you may be eligible for this compressed, fast-track opportunity to complete your advanced college diploma requirements in only two semesters. The Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology program provides:

      • Courses in microbiology
      • Practical laboratory training
      • Spectrographic and chromatographic analysis
      • Processing operations and product development

      You will also learn:

      • Analysis of food
      • Isolation and identification of micro-organisms
      • Screening for the purity and chemical composition of pharmaceutical products
      • The processes used in food and pharmaceutical companies to produce and safely test high-quality products for consumer acceptance 
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      Admission Requirements

      • Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a minimum grade of 60 per cent in two chemistry courses (one chemistry course must have a lab component)
      • Additional information may be requested to demonstrate prior lab practical experience

       

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      Field to Fork

      The field-to-fork concept is based on the harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sale and consumption of food – in particular the production of local food for local consumers. Durham College has adopted this concept and applied it to a diverse range of programs that crossover traditional academic schools. To capitalize on classroom and lab equipment availability select courses may be offered at any of our locations including the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and the Centre for Food.

      The curriculum, faculty expertise and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment required to implement this concept have been built into each program, providing students with unparalleled exposure to field to fork.

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      Career Options

      WHAT YOU COULD BE:

      • Analytical instrumentation technologist
      • Food chemist
      • Food safety inspector
      • Pharmaceutical technologist
      • Quality assurance technologist
      • Quality control technologist
      • Research and development technologist
      • Microbiology technologist

      WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

      • Cosmetic manufacturing sites
      • Food and pharmaceutical regulatory services
      • Food and pharmaceutical research and development
      • Food inspection agencies
      • Food production facilities
      • Government laboratories
      • Pharmaceutical industry
      • Quality control laboratories
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      Program Costs

      YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
      Tuition$2,851$12,622
      Compulsory Ancillary

      $1,141

      $1,541
      Program Incidental$270$270
      Total Fees:$4,261$14,433

      Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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      Field Placement

      Your learning experience will be complemented by a supervised field placement. If you are an applicant with an Honours BSc, you may apply for credit for this component against your supervised research project.

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      PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
      • ontariocolleges.ca code: PHMF
      • Program length: Two semesters
      • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
      • Location: Oshawa
      • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
      • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
      • Intake Statuses
        • International Intake Statuses
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