Algonquin College

Biotechnology Advanced

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Advanced Technology (Ottawa Campus)
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; Advanced
Field of Study:Biotechnology
Description:This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program provides learners with a strong background in the science that drives this expanding industry. The curriculum offers a combination of laboratory and theory courses in disciplines, such as, chemistry, cell biology, biochemistry, biostatistics, microbiology and genetic engineering. In addition, learners gain a solid foundation of the complex political, social, and ethical implications of this remarkable field which allows them to make informed and exciting career choices. Graduates are prepared for fascinating work in a variety of laboratory settings including bioresearch facilities, analytical laboratories, commercial, biotechnology goods and services production, agricultural, government and academic labs. The skills graduates acquire are applicable to research and development, pharmaceutical production, food or other biotechnology product manufacturing and environmental protection.

This program offers two cooperative education (Co-op) Work Term options. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op employment to gain valuable work experience and networks within industry.
URL:Biotechnology Advanced at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,262

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. Books and supplies cost approximately $600 per year. Supplies can be purchased at the campus store. Each student is required to purchase two lab coats, two sets of goggles and rent a locker. Lab coats and goggles may be purchased in the campus store

Admission Requirements


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 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Physics 

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. ◾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.

* 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 July 24, 2016