Pharmaceutical Quality Control Diploma Program

Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs – Food, Pharma and Cosmetics

Program Overview

This innovative program exposes students to real-world developments in the Food, Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical industry. QA/RA students gain a practical understanding of the quality systems such as GMP, HACCP, BRC and SQF as well as various regulatory strategies and submission process.

With faculty drawn from the industry, the networking opportunities are tremendous. Each classroom experience coalesces the experiences of individuals from multiple aspects of the industry, including quality assurance and control, regulatory science, R&D, manufacturing and validation, product development, safety, sanitation, clinical research, medical affairs and pharmacovigilance, biotechnology and generic drugs, medical devices and combination products, and marketing and sales.

AAPS offers highly flexible and convenient scheduling options. Students may start program every month and also can attend weeknight courses.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs – Food, Pharma and Cosmetics Post-Graduate Diploma Program may work for pharmaceutical, cosmetics or food manufacturing companies. QA professionals are consistently in demand across all three industries in Canada, as their sign-offs are required prior to releasing commercial products. Trained and qualified RA professionals are in demand for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and natural health product companies as they are needed to navigate the intricacies of regulatory submissions for new products.

AAPS graduates have been hired as:

  • Quality Assurance Associate/Technician
  • Auditor/Inspector
  • Technical Writer
  • Document Reviewer
  • Regulatory Affairs Associate
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Regulatory Operations Associate

Organizations who have hired AAPS Graduates


Graduates will receive a Post-Graduate Diploma on Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs – Food, Pharma and Cosmetics. This program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. The Private Career Colleges Branch is part of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges is an appointed position by the Minister of Colleges and Universities.

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