Environmental Studies and Biotechnology

Functional Genomics and Clinical Consultation

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Extensive hands-on work in a functional genomic lab


Starts Fall 2020

Start your career in the trending field of genomics. This program integrates molecular and cellular-based strategies and techniques to study the structure, function and regulation of an individual's genomic legacy. Students will have hands-on experience in the lab applying techniques to measure molecular activities and explore function-related aspects of the genome. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the pathogenesis of diseases and predicting disease status. Learn how genetic variation interacts with an individual's environment, nutrition, and lifestyle.

Your Future Career

  • Biologist
  • Embryologist
  • Geneticist
  • Micro/molecular biologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Immunologist

What You Will Learn:

  • Genetic Profiles/Signatures
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Applied Molecular Genetics
  • Cellular Metabolism (Micronutrients)
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Pharmacogenetics and Toxicgenetics

Ontario College Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Degree, or equivalent in the following areas:

Biotechnology diploma program (2- or 3-year); undergraduate health science degree program; or, be a licensed health care provider (e.g. MD, ND, RPH, RN, CN, DMD, DC).

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.