Algonquin College

Regulatory Affairs - Sciences

Graduate Certificate

Pursue a career in protecting the safety of people and the environment.
The Regulatory Affairs - Sciences Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the skills and knowledge to pursue an entry-level career in industry and government regulatory agencies in Canada.
The regulation of products in industries such as healthcare, biotechnology, food, industrial chemical and agrochemical is of international concern. The resulting increase in regulation has driven the demand for qualified individuals in regulatory affairs.
With a focus on protecting the safety of people and the environment, professionals in this field have a positive impact on the public good.
Understand the regulatory environment in Canada, including the socioeconomic aspects of:

regulations across industries
how to interpret and apply regulations, and
how to develop and manage regulatory submissions
Learn project management and communications skills, and assess regulatory compliance and the frameworks that govern processes and products.
Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date.
Graduates of this program have a strong understanding of regulation generally but develop a detailed understanding of regulation for protecting public, worker and environmental health and safety in the areas of:

pharmaceuticals and medical devices
industrial chemicals, including in manufacturing and consumer products
You may also find employment in positions such as:

quality assurance specialist
administrator in various regulated industries
regulatory compliance officer
This program is well-suited for students who:

Possess strong written and oral communication skills.
Are adept at analytical and critical thinking and are detail-oriented.
Are inquisitive and able to analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
Effectively conduct research and analyze findings.
Possess effective leadership skills.
Have a strong interest in protecting the safety of people and the environment.

Program Duration:
1 Year
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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