Biopharmaceutical Production Technology

TH-Biopharma FRJohn Abbott College offers Québec’s only English language production technology program focusing on biotechnologies and the pharmaceutical industry.

Housed in the new Anne-Marie Edward Science building, the laboratory spaces are designed to train students in both sterile and non-sterile manufacturing processes, dry-form manufacturing, liquid/ointment/cream manufacturing, fermentation, harvesting, sample-testing techniques and quality control as well as the packaging of various dosage forms.

AS A BIOPHARMA STUDENT, YOU WILL LEARN FLEXIBLE AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Professional Ethics
  • Health and Safety

During your final semester you will be introduced to the job market and will gain invaluable work experience by completing a stage at a local company.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…

  • You are interested in Science and Technology
  • You are organized, meticulous, and have good problem-solving skills
  • You are interested in a career in the bio-technology sector
  • You enjoy working independently and as a member of a team

WHERE BIOPHARMA CAN TAKE YOU!

Graduates will find work with companies employing bio-processing as well as traditional production techniques such as:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetic
  • Nutraceutical
  • Food & Beverage production
  • Bioremediation

SAMPLE COURSE PATH

Semester 1
Introduction to Chemistry, Computerized Systems, Introduction to the Profession, Good Manufacturing Practice 1, Liquid Manufacturing 1

Semester 2
Statistics, EHS & Toxicology, Production Best Practices, Good Manufacturing Practice 2, Liquid Manufacturing 2

Semester 3
Applied Physics, Quality Control, Production Planning, OSD Manufacturing 1, Packaging 1

Semester 4
Microbiology, OSD Manufacturing 2, Packaging 2, Sterile Manufacturing 1, Quality Assurance 1

Semester 5
Bioprocessing, Validation 1, Sterile Manufacturing 2, Quality Assurance 2

Semester 6
Introduction to Controls & Automation, Production Management, Clean Utilities & Equipment, Continuous Improvement, Validation 2, Stage

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

STAGE/INTERNSHIP

You can submit your job stage/internship offers for this program through the following link: click here



 

CEGEP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A Secondary School Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics, Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology, Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education.

OR a Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics. 

OR Applicants who have not studied in Québec must have education deemed equivalent by the College.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

This program has specific prerequisites.

  • Sec. IV Mathematics Technical & Scientific Option or Sec. IV Mathematics Science Option


 

HOW DO I APPLY:

John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its online application service.
The application deadline is March 1 (Fall semester). Warning: The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.

Program start: Fall 

To apply:

  • Complete the online application at http://sram.omnivox.ca
  • Select John Abbott and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number: 235.C0.
  • If applicable, mail in photocopies of all required documents and the application fee.

Students whose prerequisites are more than five years old should contact the Admissions office.

ADMISSIONS OFFICE
514-457-6610 x5361, 5355 & 5358
admissions@johnabbott.qc.ca

Biopharmaceutical Production Technology
514-457-6610 x5327
biopharma@johnabbott.qc.ca