Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology

The Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology is designed to educate professionals and provide them with the skills required to work in the pharmaceutical field, with particular emphasis on the engineering aspects of drug manufacturing, pharmaceutical production, pharmaceutical development, and pharmaceutical operations.

Summary

Presents an overview of the pharmaceutical industry, including drug discovery and development, FDA requirements, approval processes and methodologies to comply with regulations, and the role of key operational units in drug manufacturing.

The students will not only be provided with an overview of the pharmaceutical industry, including information about drug discovery and development, FDA requirements, approval processes and the methodologies used by industry to comply with these regulations, drug dosage forms, and the role of key operational units in drug manufacturing processes, but they will also be presented with the fundamentals of the drug development cycle and the unit operations typically associated with drug manufacturing, including their quantitative and design aspects.

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Students in the Pharmaceutical Technology Graduate Certificate Program will learn a wide range of leadership and management skills in addition to the following skills: 

  •  Principles of pharmaceutical engineering. 
  •  Pharmaceutical unit operations, including solids processing, liquid processing, and dispersed phase systems. 
  •  Validation and regulatory issues, including a working knowledge of the Federal Code of Regulations.

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