Centennial College

Biotechnology - Advanced

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Program Information

School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; Advanced
Field of Study:Biotechnology
Description:The Biotechnology - Advanced (Co-op) program prepares you with the scientific principles, techniques and skills required in industrial microbiology and chemistry. In this advanced diploma program, you'll also study specialized subjects like biotechnology applications, biochemistry, microbial genetics and clinical and environmental microbiology.

In Biotechnology - Advanced courses, you learn to:
- Isolate, enumerate and identify microorganisms from many types of samples.
- Accurately calibrate and use instruments such as pH and BOD meters, gas chromatographs, spectrophotometers, HPLCs, centrifuges, PCR thermocyclers and gel electrophoresis equipment.
- Prepare media and reagents to culture pathogenic microbes.
- Design and perform advanced microbiology and microbial genetics experiments.
- Isolate DNA and perform gel electrophoresis and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on samples.
URL:Biotechnology - Advanced at Centennial College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,029
International: $16,516

This cost estimate is based on 2 semesters, and includes incidental fees.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Mathematics 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older); English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission; and Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Co-op requirements: Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one, A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171, A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program), Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada, Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program as scheduled, Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

    * 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.

    Modified on January 01, 2019

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