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Biotechnology

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 two semesters 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).

More information

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Overview

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.

Career opportunities

  • 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.

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States