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

Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024: College Drive – North Bay


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.

Technician - 4 Semesters / Technologist - 6 Semesters

Intake: 2024-25
Semester 1 - Fall
BTN100 Cell Biology
BTN105 State of Biotechnology
BTN110 Organ Physiology
BTN111 Chemistry for Biotechnology
CMM125 College Communications I
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Bio Sem 1)
PHY155 Physics for Biotechnology
Semester 2 - Winter
BTN131 Genetics
BTN215 Biochemistry I
BTN230 Organic Chemistry
BTN250 Applied Research Literacy
BTN300 Biostatistical Applications I
CIS201 Intro to Programming
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Bio Sem 2)
MTH131 Calculus for Life Sciences
Semester 3 - Fall
BTN210 General Microbiology
BTN320 Immunology
BTN321 Bioinformatics
BTN325 Biochemistry II
BTN405 Molecular Biology
BTN441 Statistical Programming
Semester 4 - Winter
BTN310 Industrial Microbiology
BTN430 Pharmacology/Toxicology
BTN435 Proteomics
BTN445 Applied Bioinformatics
BTN455 Virology
BTN460 Botany
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Bio Sem 4)
Semester 5 - Fall
BTN500 Field Placement 1
BTN502 Biotechnology Issues
Semester 6 - Winter
BTN600 Field Placement II
BTN601 Field Placement Report
BTN603 Biotechnology Issues II

2023-24 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1320.38 - - $4040.62
2 $2720.24 $1165.38 - - $3885.62

2023-24 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14807.18 $1900.38 - - $16707.56
2 $14807.18 $1745.38 - - $16552.56

2023-24 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1320.38 - - $4040.62
2 $2720.24 $1165.38 - - $3885.62
3 $2720.24 $1165.38 - - $3885.62

2023-24 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14807.18 $1900.38 - - $16707.56
2 $14807.18 $1745.38 - - $16552.56
3 $14807.18 $1745.38 - - $16552.56

Textbooks:

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


Technology/Devices:

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.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD


You will also need:

  • Lab Coat - apx. $20.00
  • Safety Glasses - apx. $25.00
  • Nitrile Disposable Gloves (1 box) - apx. $10.00
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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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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.