Algonquin College

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Biotechnology - Advanced

Algonquin College

Faculty:School of Advanced Technology
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Biotechnology
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,949
International: $15,892

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.

Scholarships:2

Description:

The three-year Biotechnology - Advanced Ontario College Advanced Diploma program gives you a strong overview of the science that drives biotechnology. With a mix of laboratory and theory courses, you learn about: cell and molecular biology, microbiology and tissue culture, chemistry, biochemistry and analytical instrumentation, biochemical engineering, and quality systems for professional labs and manufacturing environments.

As a student, you have the opportunity to carry out experiments and use state of the art laboratory instruments and tools throughout the program. You will meet alumni, and have the opportunity to attend industry talks and professional networking events.

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology  or  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Physics 
Applicants must have:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.


Applicants must also have English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 60% or higher, Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher, Biology Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher; OR Chemistry Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher; OR Physics Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
Application Notes : International applicants must have IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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