School of Environmental Studies and Biotechnology

Biotechnology - Technologist

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

2 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), 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. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/direct-stream.html#toc02

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

2019-2020 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96
2 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $3771.96
3 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $3771.96

2019-2020 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69
2 $12422.97 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - - $14061.69
3 $12422.97 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - - $14061.69

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96
2 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $3771.96

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69
2 $12422.97 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - - $14061.69

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
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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

View course outlines

Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete

Explore Credit Transfer and Pathway Opportunities with Canadore

For more information, please contact the Pathways Officer:

Jonathan Cranston – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Jonathan.Cranston@canadorecollege.ca