|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Type||Advanced Diploma, College|
|Nominal duration||3 years, plus 3 Optional Work terms|
|Tuition fee||CA$16,011 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$13,861), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$390 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
In this three-year advanced diploma program, you will prepare for work as a research technologist in the life sciences field. You will study a range of topics, including molecular genetics, immunology, tissue culture, virology, biochemical techniques, histology, cell biology, biochemistry, computers, statistics and a common first year of basic biology, chemistry and mathematics. This program offers you theoretical knowledge of scientific methods and practical experience in performing precise experiments for research and development.
To guarantee a position in the third semester, you must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5.
Common First Semester
Students enrolled in the following programs may transfer to Biotechnology –Advanced before the second year:
- Chemical Engineering Technology
- Chemical Laboratory Technician
- Chemical Laboratory Technology – Pharmaceutical
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
- How to perform assays
- Scientific method
- Experimental techniques
- Perform laboratory duties
- Quality control and quality assurance procedures
- Manage biological data
- Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM)
- Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)
Optional Work Term
Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:
- Research technologist in life sciences
- Laboratory technician
- Research assistant