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Biotechnology - Advanced

Durham College

Faculty:Faculty of Science, Engineering & Information Technology (SEIT)
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer; Advanced
Field of Study:Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,288
International: $16,249
Careers:Biological Technologists and Technicians


Biotechnology touches a broad range of industries including food processing, health, pharmaceuticals, food production and agriculture. The discipline has created knowledge and products essential to our continued livelihood such as vaccines to prevent disease, pest-resistant plants, environmentally friendly biofuels and improved detection of diseases. Graduates of the Biotechnology – Advanced program are suited to work in a range of industries including those focused on food, the environment, pharmaceuticals, natural health products and cannabis. Learning within state-of-the-art labs using industry-grade equipment, students learn how living organisms or parts of living organisms can provide new methods of production and development of new products in a range of industries as well as the regulations which govern the use of these techniques. Our courses are rooted in real-world applications and our extensive analytical instrumentation lab provides practical, hands-on training. Students graduate with a strong base of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to draw from in their future careers.


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 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Mature Student Status AND Grade 12 English (C or U), Grade 12 Mathematics (C, M or U), Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C, M or U)
Application Notes : Please visit the website for information on English Language Proficiency requirements.

* 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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