1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Complete an independent capstone project in your final semester.


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2025: College Drive – North Bay

Get the advanced knowledge and skills you need to work in the rapidly growing and evolving field of data science.  Learn to analyze scientific data, perform data mining, and monitor emerging trends. Develop the methods and tools to understand and disseminate complex biological data. Graduate with work-ready skills and global career opportunities in a variety of sectors including pharmaceutical, environmental, agricultural, genomics, and much more.

Your Future Career:

  • Data scientist
  • Bioinformatics technician
  • Scientific data analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Computational geneticist
  • Computational Molecular Scientist

What You Learn:

  • Statistical programming
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Sequencing technologies
  • Bioethics and bioinformatics
  • Bioconductor and biopython
  • Interpreting DNA sequence data

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent in biological sciences, biotechnology, or a related program.

Semester 1

BNF100 Statistical Programming with R and Python
BNF105 Fundamentals of Linux/Cloud Based Computing
BNF110 Molecular Biology and Genetics
BNF115 Introductory Bioinformatics
BNF120 Sequencing Technologies
BNF125 Bioethics and Bioinformatics
CLT100 Canadas First Peoples

Semester 2

BNF200 Bioconductor and Biopython
BNF205 Proteomics for Bioinformatics
BNF210 Transcriptomics
BNF215 Interpreting DNA Sequence Data
BNF250 Capstone: Independent Data Analysis Project


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

Learn more about Credit Transfer and Pathway opportunities here.