|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters|
|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).
Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
Note: Transcript review
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:
For qualified college or university graduates wanting to receive their diploma in two semesters, this Fast-track option will allow admission into Year 2 (Semester 3) of the two-year Biotechnology program.
Through practical microbiology and chemistry (analytical, organic and biochemistry) training, you’ll be prepared for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. While highlighting the aseptic technique and safety procedures, the program will also include independently designed microbiology projects that enhance problem-solving and research skills.
You’ll learn to: isolate, enumerate and identify microorganisms from various samples; prepare specimens for staining, 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.