12 months
Duration
16704 CAD/year
2721 CAD/year
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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'll have the option of graduating as a biotechnician in one year or continuing for a second year to study specialized topics such as microbial genetics, systematic microbiology and environmental microbiology to graduate 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

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
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
51
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
51
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Centennial College and/or in Canada, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Diploma or degree in chemistry/biology, or engineering, or related discipline
Additional Requirements
  • Transcript review
  • Centennial College English Skills Assessment 
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16704 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16704 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    2721 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2721 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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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