Biotechnology - Technician

2 years Ontario College Diploma

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Train for a career in one of the most rapidly expanding fields in Canada.

Overview

Technician - 2 Years / Technologist - 3 Years

The field of biotechnology is vast and limitless. Graduates can go on to work in a variety of settings and industries including health, agriculture and natural resources. Learn hands-on techniques from current, well-published professors. The program prepares students for rewarding careers exploring solutions to a variety of problems facing our planet, such as cancer research, control of infectious diseases, food shortages, and environmental sustainability.


Field placement option available in the Technologist stream of this program.

Your Future Career

  • Research laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Agriculture and food production
  • Forensics
  • Mining and environmental cleanup

What You Learn

  • Genetics
  • Micro/molecular biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic and organic chemistry
  • Immunology and virology
  • Botany
  • Biostatistics and bioinformatics
  • Pharmacology/toxicology

OSSD or equivalent
ENG4C or ENG4U, any Gr 11 Math (C) or (U), and one (1) of the following sciences:

  • Biology Gr 11 or 12 (C) or (U), (SBI 3C, SBI 3U, SBI 4U)
  • Chemistry: Gr 11 or 12 (C) or (U), (SCH 3U,SCH 4U, SCH 4C)
  • Physics: Gr 11 or 12 (C) or (U), (SPH 3U, SPH 4U, SPH 4C)

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

BTN100 Cell Biology
BTN105 State of Biotechnology
BTN110 Organ Physiology
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Bio Sem 1)
CHM110 Inorganic Chemistry
CMM125 College Communications I
PHY155 Physics for Biotechnology

Semester 2

BTN131 Genetics
BTN215 Biochemistry I (7 weeks)
BTN230 Organic Chemistry (7 weeks)
BTN300 Biostatistical Applications I
BTN335 Botany
BTN250 Applied Research Literacy
MTH130 Calculus
CIS201 Intro to Programming

Semester 3

BTN210 General Microbiology
BTN320 Immunology
BTN321 Bioinformatics
BTN325 Biochemistry II
BTN441 Statistical Programming
BTN405 Molecular Biology

Semester 4

BTN310 Industrial Microbiology
GENED General Education Elective - Online (BIO Sem 4)
BTN430 Pharmacology/Toxicology
BTN435 Proteomics
BTN445 Applied Bioinformatics
BTN455 Virology
GENED General Education Elective - Online (BIO Sem 4.2)

Semester 5

BTN500 Field Placement 1
BTN502 Biotechnology Issues

Semester 6

BTN600 Field Placement II
BTN601 Field Placement Report
BTN603 Biotechnology Issues II

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2020-2021 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1234.09 - - $3954.33
2 $2720.24 $1094.09 - - $3814.33

2020-2021 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12795.66 $1813.09 - - $14608.75
2 $12795.66 $1673.09 - - $14468.75

2020-2021 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1234.09 - - $3954.33
2 $2720.24 $1094.09 - - $3814.33
3 $2720.24 $1094.09 - - $3814.33

2020-2021 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12795.66 $1813.09 - - $14608.75
2 $12795.66 $1673.09 - - $14468.75
3 $12795.66 $1673.09 - - $14468.75

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


You will also need:

  • Lab Kit - apx. $75.00
  • Lab Coat - apx. $20.00

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Ontario College Diploma Ontario College Advanced 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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