Functional Genomics and Clinical Consultation

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Extensive hands-on work in a functional genomics lab


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2021, College Drive – North Bay

Start your career in the emerging field of genomics. This program integrates molecular and cellular-based strategies to study the structure, function and regulation of an individual's genomic legacy. Learn to apply techniques such as genotyping and next generation sequencing to unlock the power of the genome. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the pathogenesis of diseases and learning how genetic variation interacts with an individual's environment, nutrition, and lifestyle. Canadore’s new innovative genomics laboratory is equipped with some of the most leading-edge technology in Canada including two DNA sequencers that provide the capacity for research in areas such as pharmacology, addictions, and disease prevention.

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 Toxicogenetics

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

Biotechnology diploma program (2- or 3-year); (Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA); 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.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

FGC 100 Medical Ethics and Clinical Consultation
FGC 110 Trends and Research in Genomics
FGC 120 Applied Molecular Genetics
FGC 130 Cellular Metabolism (Micronutrients)
FGC 140 Epigenetics
FGC 150 Genomics Journal Club - Teacher-led
FGC 160 Experimental Statistics

Semester 2

FGC 200 Population Health and Epidemiology (Case Studies)
FGC 220 Applied Genetic Profiling
FGC 221 Independent Research Design on Genetically Associated Pathways (GAPs)
FGC 230 Lab Skills and Clinical Consultation in Genomics
FGC 240 Applied Genomic Theories
FGC 250 Genomics Journal Club - Student-led
FGC 260 Next Generation Sequencing

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

2021-2022 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $4168.7 $908 - - $5076.7

2021-2022 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $19579.54 $1488 - - $21067.54

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 Coat - apx. $20.00
  • A few boxes of latex-free gloves

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

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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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Students and graduates who are looking to further their education have many options available. Explore the Transfer and Pathway Guide to learn more about these opportunities.