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Advanced Diploma - Biotechnology Advanced (Co-op and Non Co-op Version)
Advanced Diploma - Biotechnology Advanced (Co-op and Non Co-op Version)

Advanced Diploma - Biotechnology Advanced (Co-op and Non Co-op Version)

  • ID:AC010005
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,873.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,873.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00

* International student Premium, U-Pass fee,Books and supplies cost

Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  •  International Application Form (International Application Form)

English Requirement

  • International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band. OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

Other Requirement

  • College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR

  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate;OR

  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate;OR

  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

  • Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 60% or higher.

  • Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher.

  • Biology Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher. AND

  • Chemistry Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher. OR

  • Physics Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher.

  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

  • Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry or Physics.

Course Information

The three-year Biotechnology - Advanced Ontario College Advanced Diploma program gives you a strong overview of the science that drives biotechnology. With a mix of laboratory and theory courses, you learn about:

  • cell biology

  • chemistry

  • biochemistry

  • molecular biology

  • microbiology

  • bioinformatics

  • statistics

You also gain a foundation in the social and ethical implications of this field, giving you the ability to make informed choices.

As a student, you have the opportunity to carry out experiments and use state of the art laboratory instruments and tools throughout the program. Some of the topics you encounter include water analysis, soil analysis, quality and safety of food and beverages, DNA manipulation, and protein purification and analysis.

You have the opportunity to work with government and industry professionals through optional industry internships or through participation in industry-aligned applied research projects.

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 can pursue careers as lab technologists or analysts in biotechnology, health, agriculture and environmental fields. It is also possible to seek employment in the production and testing of medical devices, pharmaceuticals production and testing as well as in food and beverage production.

Upon graduation, you may have the credentials to continue your education through articulation agreements between a number of colleges and universities, including Carleton University and Lakehead University.

Success Factors:

This program is well suited for students who:

  • Work well in team-oriented environments.

  • Are inquisitive and have an analytical nature.

  • Are attracted to new technologies.

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Level: 01

  • BIO1300

  • Cellular Biology

  • BIO1301

  • Biology Laboratory

  • BTC1300

  • Biosafety

  • BTC1305

  • Understanding Biotechnology

  • CHE1302

  • General Chemistry

  • CHE1303

  • Chemistry Laboratory

  • SCI1300

  • Essential Laboratory Skills

Level: 02

  • BIO1401

  • Molecular Biology

  • Understanding biological concepts at the cellular and molecular level is critical in the field of

  • BIO1402

  • Molecular Biology Lab

  • CHE1401

  • Organic and Applied Chemistry

  • CHE1402

  • Organic and Applied Chemistry Lab

  • ENL1813T

  • Communications I

  • GED2012

  • Achieving Success in the 21st Century

  • MAT1406

  • Statistics for Biotechnology Applications

Level: 03

  • BCH2301

  • Biochemistry I

  • BCH2302

  • Biochemistry I Lab

  • BIO2302

  • Microbiology I Lab

  • BIO2303

  • Microbiology I

  • CHE2403

  • Analytical and Physical Chemistry

  • CHE2404

  • Analytical and Physical Chemistry Lab

  • ENL2019T

  • Technical Communication for Engineering Technologies

Level: 04

  • BCH2401

  • Biochemistry II

  • BCH2402

  • Biochemistry II Laboratory

  • BIO2403

  • Microbiology II

  • BIO2404

  • Microbiology II Laboratory

  • BTC2400

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Biotechnology

  • BTC2405

  • Analytical Instrumentation

  • BTC2406

  • Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory

  • Co-op: 01

  • WKT2207

  • Work Term 1

Level: 05

  • BTC3301

  • Biotechnology Theory I

  • BTC3303

  • Biotechnology I Laboratory

  • BTC3304

  • Industrial and Bioprocessing

  • BTC3305

  • Industrial and Bioprocessing Laboratory

  • CST3301

  • Bioinformatics and Knowledge Management

  • Elective: choose 1

  • BTC3500

  • Experimental Design for Biotechnology

  • BTC3601

  • Biotechnology Field Placement I

  • Choose one from equivalencies:

  • GED1020

  • General Education Elective

Level: 06

  • BTC3404

  • Biotechnology Practicum

  • BTC3405

  • Biotechnology Theory II

  • BTC3406

  • Biotechnology II Laboratory

  • BTC3600

  • Bio-Regulations

  • GED8700

  • Environmental Science and Renewable Energy

  • MGT3405

  • Business Trends in Biotechnology

  • Elective: choose 1

  • BTC3501

  • Research Methods in Biotechnology

  • BTC3602

  • Biotechnology Field Placement Ii

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates may find employment opportunities in a diverse range of bio-based sectors such as the production of pharmaceuticals or medical devices, food and beverages production, or roles as lab technologists in the biotechnology, agriculture or environmental fields. Graduates may also pursue advanced studies through articulation agreements between the college and various universities.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health insurance: 500 $ CAD per year

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