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Biotechnology - Advanced (Fast-Track) 

Centennial College

Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Online Blended
24 months
Duration
15900 CAD/year
2721 CAD/year
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About

Centennial College's Biotechnology - Advanced (Fast-Track) program sees qualified college or university graduates gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of a three-year Biotechnology program, and receive their technologist advanced diploma in two years (four semesters). 

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Overview

In the Biotechnology - Advanced (Fast-Track) program's courses, you learn the scientific principles, techniques and skills needed to work in industrial microbiology and chemistry. Specialized study in biotechnology applications, biochemistry, microbial genetics and clinical and environmental microbiology is also included.

At Centennial College , you'll learn the theory and technical practice needed to succeed in the field, combined with many opportunities for you to enhance your experience. Additionally, project work, in consultation with faculty, helps you to further develop your skills in research, laboratory techniques, report writing and presentation.

You learn to:

  • Perfect your aseptic techniques.
  • Isolate, enumerate and identify microorganisms from many types of samples (the human body, water, soil, air, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products).
  • Accurately calibrate and use a range of instruments such as pH and BOD meters, gas chromatographs, spectrophotometers (regular/IR/UV), HPLCs, centrifuges, PCR thermocyclers and gel electrophoresis equipment.
  • Prepare microbiological media and reagents.
  • Culture pathogenic microbes. 
  • Design and perform advanced microbiology and microbial genetics experiments.
  • Use microorganisms to assay pharmaceutical products.

Career Outlook

  • Quality control technologist
  • Microbiologist/scientist
  • Production and research scientist
  • Research associate
  • Analytical chemist/microbiologist
  • Laboratory technologist
  • Quality assurance technologist

Accreditation

This program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession, as such, has received national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Occupational Health and Safety 
  • Biological Techniques 
  • Microbiology Project 
  • Food Microbiology 
  • Food Microbiology Laboratory  
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Analytical Chemistry

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students: Apply early! Allow approximately four to six months before start for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. 

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
60
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Other requirements

General requirements

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in chemistry/biology, engineering, or related discipline
Additional Requirements 
  • Transcript review
  • Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must score 170 or 171 for admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15900 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15900 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2721 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2721 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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