Class Descriptions

PTC-110: Industrial Environment

This course introduces the pharmaceutical industry, including a broad overview of work in this field. Emphasis is placed on good manufacturing practices (GMP), work conduct, company organization, job expectations, personal safety, hygiene, and company rules and regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to follow good manufacturing practice regulations and inspect a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility for compliance with GMP.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

PTC-120: Pharmaceutical Quality Control

This course covers the principles and techniques of quality control as found in the pharmaceutical industry. Emphasis is placed on lot inspection, sampling procedures, control charts, vendor auditing, statistical analysis, and Military Standard 105. Upon completion, students should be able to apply and follow the appropriate statistical sampling plans for Pharmaceutical Product Lot Acceptance.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PTC-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PTC-210: Pharmaceutical Industrial Processes

This course examines the manufacturing processes for selected pharmaceutical dosage forms. Emphasis is placed on manufacturing and testing of tablets, capsules, sustained release drugs, solutions, emulsions, suspensions, creams, ointments, aerosols, and sterile products. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the processing steps and test procedures for these dosage forms.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PTC-212: Applied Microbiology

This course covers microbiology as it applies to the pharmaceutical industry. Emphasis is placed on types of microorganisms and identification, culture, sterilization, and contamination control. Upon completion, students should be able to explain how microbiology and microbiological control are important to the pharmaceutical industry.

Course Prerequisites:
Take BIO-110(S13284) or BIO-111(S13307); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PTC-214: Parenteral Processes

This course covers quality assurance for injectable products. Emphasis is placed on environmental monitoring and sterility, pyrogen, particulate, and package integrity testing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these test procedures.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PTC-222: Pharmaceutical Process Control

This course provides a systematic study of the control of all processes within the pharmaceutical industry. Topics include production economics, plant layout, computer-integrated manufacturing, planning and controls, materials management, routing and scheduling, progress reports, and relationship with quality control. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of process flow controls, economic considerations, and materials management in modern pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

PTC-226: Validation

This course covers the methods used in pharmaceutical process and product validation. Emphasis is placed on manufacturing processes, specific dosage forms, FDA rationale, and documentation requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to write a validation protocol and perform validation studies for a variety of pharmaceutical applications.

Course Prerequisites:
Take PTC-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

PTC-228: Pharmaceutical Issues

This course provides a forum for discussion of current pharmaceutical topics. Emphasis is placed on events, news, regulations, and technology in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic nature of the pharmaceutical industry.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0