|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,552 per year
The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$16,705), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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.
If you did not complete two or more consecutive full years at a recognized secondary or post-secondary education institution in a school where English is the primary language of instruction and communication, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Prepare to become a laboratory technician (in quality control and quality assurance) in food, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics with this program.
Biotechnology courses will provide practical application in industrial microbiology, chemistry (analytical), organic chemistry and biochemistry while you also learn laboratory techniques and safety procedures. A special program feature will be a project-based approach, with independently-designed microbiology projects to enhance your problem-solving and research skills.
You’ll gain the ability to: isolate, enumerate and identify microorganisms from various samples; prepare specimens for staining, aseptically handle materials, accurately calibrate and use a range of instruments, prepare microbiological media and reagents and culture pathogenic microbes; use microorganisms to assay pharmaceutical products and more.
- Quality assurance technician
- Microbiology lab technician
- Chemist – calibration
- Sterile specialist
- Analytical chemist/microbiologist
- Microbiology laboratory analyst
- QC raw material analyst
Areas of Employment
Graduates typically start their careers as quality control technicians in a broad range of industries (food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals) and also in related government agencies.