PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: BITY
  • Program length: Six semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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Biotechnology – Advanced

Biotechnology Technologist

Biotechnology – Advanced

Biotechnology – Advanced

Using chemistry, biology and mathematics, professionals do everything from isolating and manipulating DNA to manufacturing chemical products for use in health-care, food, agriculture and environmental applications.

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Program Description

In our Biotechnology laboratory, you will conduct extensive experiments in cell and molecular biology in order to develop essential laboratory skills including learning how to isolate and manipulate DNA; purify and characterize proteins; and grow and maintain cells in tissue culture.

You will also learn a wide variety of microbiological techniques in our Microbiology laboratory including the cultivation, manipulation, isolation and identification of micro-organisms. In your final semester you will use biological organisms to actively manufacture a chemical product used in an industrial process.

In addition, you will develop a clear understanding of regulatory affairs and the ethical implications of the biotechnology industry and its influence on society.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 biology (C, M or U)
  • grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (C, M or U) (recommended)

If you are a domestic or internationally educated student with a Bachelor of Science degree, you may be eligible for the fast- track delivery Biotechnology – Advanced program. For more information, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/btyf.

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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Clinical study technologist
  • Food technologist
  • Immunology technologist
  • Instrumentation technologist
  • Microbiology technologist
  • Pharmaceutical technologist
  • Production technologist
  • Quality assurance technologist or quality control technologist

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Biotechnological, pharmaceutical, agricultural or food company
  • Government institutes
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality control laboratories
  • Research laboratories
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$150$150
Total Fees:$4,141$14,313

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by a field placement in your third year, which will enable you to utilize your newly acquired skills and gain valuable industry-related experience. 

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W. GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION AWARD

Students applying to this program may be eligible to apply for the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award. Qualified recipients of the award will receive $5,000 per year, for up to two years, including $1,500 for tuition and $3,500 for other expenses such as travel, food, books, tools and supplies. For more information, please visit the award page.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: BITY
  • Program length: Six semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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