Conestoga College

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Biotechnology Technician

Conestoga College

Faculty:Doon Campus
Field of Study:Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,236
International: $16,570
Enrolment #:48
Careers:Biological Technologists and Technicians


This program provides students with the laboratory skills, technical knowledge, fundamental understanding, and employability skills for careers in Biotechnology and Life Science industries. Students will experience an integrated curriculum and applied learning environment that focuses on scenarios relevant to current innovations in the growing fields of Biotechnology and Life Sciences. The program offers independent and collaborative opportunities to develop personally and professionally, and to perform laboratory duties in compliance with all legislative guidelines. Training includes practical and technical instruction in several areas including biology, biochemistry, microbiology, analytical chemistry, cell culture, molecular biology, and computer applications. Graduates of the Biotechnology Technician program will compete in emerging professions within diverse sectors of the bio-economy including: environmental, agricultural, food, pharmaceutical and biomedical technologies, analytical chemistry, and many other exciting fields.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  • 2 of   Physics  or   Chemistry  or   Biology  or   Science 
Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.), Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270), Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1395), and two (2) sciences are required from the following: grade 11 or 12 Chemistry, C or U, or Conestoga College Preparatory Chemistry (SCIE1030) or equivalent; grade 11 or 12 Biology, C or U, or Conestoga College Preparatory Biology (SCIE1010) or equivalent; grade 11 or 12 Physics, C or U, or equivalent; Grade 11 or 12 Science (SNC3M or SNC4M).

* 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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