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Biotechnology (Fast-Track) 

Centennial College

Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Online Blended
12 months
Duration
15900 CAD/year
2721 CAD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Centennial College's Biotechnology (Fast-Track) program was created for qualified college or university graduates who wish to receive their diploma in one year (two semesters). Gaining direct admission into the second year (third semester) of the two-year Biotechnology program, you are trained to work as a laboratory technician in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. 

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Overview

This Biotechnology (Fast-Track) program at Centennial College offers detailed practical training in microbiology and chemistry (analytical, organic and biochemistry). Laboratory techniques including aseptic technique and appropriate safety procedures are extensively highlighted. A special feature of this diploma program is its project-focused approach, with independently designed microbiology projects that enhance your problem-solving and research skills. 

You learn to:

  • Isolate, enumerate and identify microorganisms from many types of samples (water, soil, air, the human body, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products).
  • Prepare specimens for staining, becoming an expert light-microscopist.
  • Become proficient in aseptic handling of materials.
  • Accurately calibrate and use a range of instruments such as pH and BOD meters, gas chromatographs, spectrophotometers (regular/IR/UV) and HPLCs.
  • Prepare microbiological media and reagents, and culture pathogenic microbes.
  • Design and perform your own microbiology experiments.
  • Use microorganisms to assay pharmaceutical products.

You can graduate as a biotechnician in one year, or continue for a second year to study specialized topics such as microbial genetics, systematic microbiology, and environmental microbiology graduating with an Advanced Biotechnology diploma.

Career Outlook

  • Quality assurance technician
  • Microbiology lab technician
  • Chemist – calibration
  • Sterile specialist
  • Analytical chemist/microbiologist
  • Microbiology lab analyst
  • QC raw material analyst

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 
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • College Communications 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 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).
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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

  • College diploma or university degree in chemistry/biology or engineering, or related discipline
  • Transcript review
  • Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must score of 160 or 161 for admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15900 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15900 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2721 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2721 CAD per year and a duration of 12 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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