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Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Beauty, Esthetics, Barber Programs

Culinary Arts Programs

  • Program Overview

    The Food Technology, Safety and Quality Diploma Program is designed to help students develop a hands-on approach to food safety and quality, while allowing them the opportunity to earn food safety certification. The program incorporates the specialized knowledge and skills required to implement the fundamental principles of quality assurance. Additionally, the program is designed to be equally useful for entry level or ongoing career development in the food and beverage industry. This program is equally beneficial to those who want to complement their pre-existing skills and knowledge by upgrading. The AAPS’s integrated approach affords students with the foundation and knowledge to develop, implement, and maintain the food safety program using tools such as GMPs and HACCP to ensure that products comply with national and international safety and quality standards.
  • Certificate Program Overview

    AAPS’ Food Safety program is designed to provide a strong understanding of food processing, food quality assurance, food safety and food inspection. The program incorporates specialized knowledge and skills required to implement the fundamental principles of quality assurance to food products. Additionally, this program is designed to be beneficial to ongoing career development in the food and beverage industry. AAPS’ integrated approach gives students  the foundation and knowledge to develop, implement, and maintain the food safety programs using tools such as GMPs and HACCP to ensure that products comply with national and international safety and quality standards. Attend classes in the evening and get the applied training you need to advance your career for this in-demand field.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Program Overview

    Pharmaceutical and Food industries are highly dependent on Research and Development. R&D has proven to strengthens the economy and improves quality of life for all. Investing in research at all levels is vital for any nation’s long-term growth and prosperity. Recognizing the need for highly trained researcher in the pharma and food industry, AAPS R&D program provides students with the academic, technical, industry and regulatory knowledge needed in order to start research careers in the pharma and food industry.

    In this program students will gain hands on experience in performing research laboratory techniques such as HPLC, Dissolution, and various Analytical Chemistry work. These skills are complimented with training on formulation, scientific writing, quality assurance, clinical research and drug safety as well as R&D techniques, processing and safety specific to the food industry.

    This R&D program prepares students to work in the Research Laboratories, Compliance , Formulation, and Clinical Research Departments of Pharma companies as well as Food Product Development, Food Processing and Food Safety departments.

  • 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.

  • Program Overview

    The Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance Post-Graduate Diploma Program provides students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills in the fields of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. All courses are delivered by experts from the pharmaceutical industry. Through this program, students have the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory that simulates working in a GMP environment. This intensive and hands-on diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of pharmaceutical laboratory. Practical physical and chemical techniques coupled with the state-of-the-art instrumentation are used for analysis of raw materials, in-process and finished products. AAPS provides training using the latest instruments and techniques including High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Karl-Fischer Titrator, Dissolution, IR and UV-Vis Spectroscopy. This program is designed to provide strong technical and practical skills needed to work in a well-regulated environment.
  • Program Overview

    This intensive and hands-on diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of pharmaceutical laboratory. Practical physical and chemical techniques coupled with the state-of-the-art instrumentation are used for analysis of raw materials, in-process and finished products. AAPS provides training using the latest instruments and techniques including High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Karl-Fischer Titrator, Dissolution, IR and UV-Vis Spectroscopy.
  • Program Overview

    AAPS’ Professional Regulatory Affairs Post-Graduate Diploma Program provides a comprehensive background and training required of regulatory affairs professionals to address domestic and international regulatory statutes and laws. The AAPS Regulatory Affairs program includes courses on; International, Health Canada, and FDA’s laws, regulations, and Guidelines, investigational and marketing applications, technical writing, negotiation skills, development of New Drug Application (NDA) submissions, labeling and drug Information, Electronic Common Technical Documents (eCTD), Notice of Compliance (NOC), Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), requirements for ongoing post-marketing surveillance and post-marketing changes, communication and management skills essential for the successful regulatory affairs professional in an industry work environment.
  • Program Overview

    The Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Post-Graduate Diploma Program is designed to develop specialized knowledge and skills required to; write study protocols, monitor and manage clinical trials, and to conduct drug safety and pharmacovigilance activities. This hands-on training approach includes drafting adverse reaction reports and preparing periodic safety update reports. The program focuses on the global healthcare system as well as the Canadian healthcare system, Canadian regulatory agencies, health care legislation, international guidelines, and standard operating procedures (SOP). Using practical and current real cases, AAPS integrates a unique approach and provides students with the foundation and practical knowledge to formulate a sound clinical development plan; ensure clinical trial data is credible and accurate; and that the rights, integrity and confidentiality of trial subjects are protected. A well-trained and knowledgeable Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance professional plays a vital role in protecting the study participant and the general population for marketed drugs and in helping to reduce the time between drug development and marketing approval. The demand for knowledgeable and trained Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance professionals continues to grow, as supply is limited.
  • Program Overview

    The demand has never been greater for professionals who can help companies ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in the development and commercialization of new drugs and healthcare products. The Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Affairs program will provide you with knowledge and insight into the most recent developments in the clinical research, pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs field. You will learn current regulatory and pharmacovigilance research current clinical research topics including Good Clinical Practices (GCP), regulatory submission, pharmacovigilance regulations and Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (GVP), and quality assurance concepts in clinical trials and pharmacovigilance. As a student in this program, you will benefit from an applied and practical approach to training and develop a network of industry contacts ahead of graduation.
  • Program Overview

    This program is developed to provide students with an understanding of basic nutrition, planning healthy diets, and the role of food in the body, fitness, health, and disease. It also emphasizes the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan. AAPS’ Nutrition, Health and Sport program is designed to teach participants how to integrate and apply the effect of exercise and physical activity on health and chronic disease prevention as well as sports specific nutrition, optimizing performance and understanding the nutritional demands of sports. The food courses of this program are designed to help students develop a hands-on approach to food safety and quality, while allowing them the opportunity to earn food safety certification. The program integrates and applies knowledge within the areas of microbiology, food processing, quality assurance and food safety to preserve, process, package, and distribute foods that are healthy, high quality, and safe to eat. Additionally, the program is designed to be equally useful for entry level or ongoing career development in the food and beverage industry.
  • Program Overview

    The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level and mid-level positions in cannabis production facilities, cannabis testing laboratories, medical cannabis clinics as well as cannabis retail stores.

    This program provides an overview of the regulations, quality assurance principles, as well as cultivation, laboratory, and extraction techniques currently being applied in the cannabis industry. Areas of study include: developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), conducting analytical testing for THC and CBD, owning and operating a cannabis retail store, utilizing seed-to-sale tracking software, understanding the pharmacological mechanisms of cannabis, and developing a comprehensive understanding of compliance in relation to the production and distribution of medical and recreational cannabis. In addition, the course covers key areas related to the development of edible cannabis products including creating a Preventative Control Plan (PCP) and following HACCP. Graduates will be prepared to work in a number of different roles in the burgeoning cannabis industry.

    Graduates should find employment opportunities in cannabis production facilities and other environments such as cannabis testing laboratories, extraction laboratories, edible processing facilities, and cannabis retail stores.

  • Certificate Program Overview

    The Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Certificate Program is designed to develop specialized knowledge and skills required to; write study protocols, monitor and manage clinical trials, and to conduct drug safety and pharmacovigilance activities. This hands-on training approach includes drafting adverse reaction reports and preparing periodic safety update reports. The program focuses on topics delivered through five modules:
    • Introduction to Pharmacovigilance Activities and Pharmacoepidemiological Studies
    • Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Safety Assessment
    • Legislations, Ethics and Good Pharmacovigilance Practiaces (GVP)
    • Drug Lifecycle Safety Management and Pharmacovigilance Compliance
    • GCP and GVP Inspections and Audits
    A well-trained and knowledgeable Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance professional plays a vital role in protecting the study participant and the general population for marketed drugs and in helping to reduce the time between drug development and marketing approval. Get the applied training you need to advance your career for this in-demand field.
  • Certificate Program Overview

    High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is a technique for separating organic compounds in order to analyze them. HPLC is used in many different industries like biological, pharmaceutical, cannabis, food and drink, environmental and even industrial to analyze samples. HPLC is a very popular method of compound analysis due to its accuracy and precision. Modern HPLC has been applied in many situations such as separation, identification, purification and quantification.

    These certificates include laboratory training with numerous hands on experiments. Training is performed in our state of the art laboratory using extensive wet and instrumental chemistry procedures. Work includes chemical analysis of a variety of pharmaceutical substances and materials. Enrolling in HPLC training can open your career to a range of fields including pharma, cannabis, biopharm, food, chemical, environmental, and healthcare

  • Certificate Program Overview

    The Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance Certificate Program is designed to develop specialized knowledge and skills required to; write study protocols, monitor and manage clinical trials, and to conduct drug safety and pharmacovigilance activities. This hands-on training approach includes drafting adverse reaction reports and preparing periodic safety update reports. The program focuses on the global healthcare system as well as the Canadian healthcare system, Canadian regulatory agencies, health care legislation, international guidelines, and standard operating procedures (SOP). Using practical and current real cases, AAPS integrates a unique approach and provides students with the foundation and practical knowledge to formulate a sound clinical development plan; ensure clinical trial data is credible and accurate; and that the rights, integrity and confidentiality of trial subjects are protected. A well-trained and knowledgeable Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance professional plays a vital role in protecting the study participant and the general population for marketed drugs and in helping to reduce the time between drug development and marketing approval. The demand for knowledgeable and trained Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance professionals continues to grow, as supply is limited. The program focuses on topics delivered through 15 modules:
    • The Canadian Pharmaceutical Industry: Big Picture
    • Introduction to Clinical Research and Drug Safety
    • Legislations, Guidelines and Ethics in Clinical Research and Drug Safety
    • Introduction to Statistical Analysis
    • Clinical Research Regulations and Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
    • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • Medical Devices
    • Organization of Clinical Trials and Clinical Monitoring Plan Development
    • Clinical Project Management and Project Chart Development
    • Clinical Data Acquisition and Data Management
    • Clinical Research SOP Development
    • Clinical Study Protocol and Investigator’s Brochure Development
    • GCP and GVP Inspections and Audits
    • Global Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance
    • Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Project
    A well-trained and knowledgeable Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance professional plays a vital role in protecting the study participant and the general population for marketed drugs and in helping to reduce the time between drug development and marketing approval. Attend classes in the evening and get the applied training you need to advance your career for this in-demand field.

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

Legal, Policing Programs

Academy Of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences

AAPS is registered as a private career college under the private career colleges act, 2005

If you are looking for a college that offers challenging programs in high demand fields, such as

  • Pharma
  • Biopharma
  • Healthcare
  • Food
  • Medical Devices
  • Cosmetics
  • Environmental
  • Cannabis
  • Clinical Research

AAPS is the place for you. Don’t wait for life’s rewards to come around – Make it happen by getting the education you need.

AAPS is the Canadian premier Life Sciences training college. The school was established in 2003 to address the growing demands for better prepared and more practically trained applicants. In tailored response, AAPS was designed and made operational by a team of highly experienced industry experts with one mission in mind; to create professional skill development programs that would exceed industry-training standards”.

Employing only leading industry professionals with decades of experience, AAPS is setting the standard for pharmaceutical, food and healthcare, and Cannabis training and career advancement. These experts continually develop and update the diploma and certificate programs and certificates courses at AAPS to meet the rigorous demands of the industry.

Two locations, Toronto and Mississauga and three state-of-the-art laboratories and modern classroom facilities, combined with ongoing partnerships and course development consultations with employers and regulatory bodies, have helped AAPS reach its unique and highly regarded place in the education and training field.

AAPS is among the top rated and most respected college in North America. The close industry relations, well equipped laboratories, and professional facilities allow AAPS to design and instruct programs that produce well-qualified graduates whom are eagerly recruited for professional employment at both entry and advanced levels.

AAPS graduates enjoy the highest employment rate in the industry. Come join us today!


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