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 2021, 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.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

BTN 100 Cell Biology
BTN 105 State of Biotechnology
BTN 110 Organ Physiology
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Bio Sem 1)
CHM 110 Inorganic Chemistry
CMM 125 College Communications I
PHY 155 Physics for Biotechnology

Semester 2

BTN 131 Genetics
BTN 215 Biochemistry I (7 weeks)
BTN 230 Organic Chemistry (7 weeks)
BTN 300 Biostatistical Applications I
BTN 335 Botany
BTN 250 Applied Research Literacy
MTH 131 Calculus for Life Sciences
CIS 201 Intro to Programming

Semester 3

BTN 210 General Microbiology
BTN 320 Immunology
BTN 321 Bioinformatics
BTN 325 Biochemistry II
BTN 441 Statistical Programming
BTN 405 Molecular Biology

Semester 4

BTN 310 Industrial Microbiology
BTN 430 Pharmacology/Toxicology
BTN 435 Proteomics
BTN 445 Applied Bioinformatics
BTN 455 Virology
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Bio Sem 4.1)
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Bio Sem 4.2)

Semester 5

BTN 500 Field Placement 1
BTN 502 Biotechnology Issues

Semester 6

BTN 600 Field Placement II
BTN 601 Field Placement Report
BTN 603 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

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24
2 $2720.24 $758 - - $3478.24

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - - $14667.52
2 $13179.52 $1338 - - $14517.52

2021-2022 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24
2 $2720.24 $758 - - $3478.24
3 $2720.24 $758 - - $3478.24

2021-2022 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - - $14667.52
2 $13179.52 $1338 - - $14517.52
3 $13179.52 $1338 - - $14517.52

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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