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 students with a strong background in the science that drives this expanding interdisciplinary industry. The curriculum offers a combination of laboratory and theory courses in disciplines such as, Chemistry, cell biology, biochemistry, statistics, microbiology, bioinformatics and genetic engineering. In addition, students 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, quality assurance and quality control work, 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: $2,862
International: $7,439

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 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry  or   Physics 

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.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* 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 June 25, 2018

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