Environmental Studies and Biotechnology

Biotechnology - Remote and Rural Public Health

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Hands-on training focuses on genetic, biological, and environmental influences on health.


Biologists are sought after in a number of areas, from working with infectious diseases to animal or environmental studies. Learn about the unique health challenges found in rural areas, with respect to genetics, access to health care, water resources, wildlife encounters, and elevated rates of preventable diseases.

Your Future Career

  • Health inspector
  • Food safety and quality assurance officer
  • Quality assessment and control specialist
  • Environmental health officer
  • Health and safety officer

What You Learn

  • Health promotion strategies
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Microbiology and epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Environmental technology
  • Food science

OSSD or equivalent including: Gr 12 English, C or U equivalent

Ontario College Diploma

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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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications – 1 year to complete
  • Environmental Management - 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139