Centennial College

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Biotechnology (Fast-Track)

Centennial College

Faculty:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; Online; Advanced
Field of Study:Biotechnology
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,961
International: $18,126

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.

Scholarships:1

Description:

Centennial College's Biotechnology Fast-Track program was created for qualified college or university graduates wishing to receive a diploma in one year (two semesters). By gaining direct admission into the second year (third semester) of the two-year Biotechnology program, you'll be trained to work as a laboratory technician for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

This program will offer detailed practical training in microbiology and chemistry (analytical, organic and biochemistry). Laboratory techniques including aseptic technique and appropriate safety procedures will be extensively highlighted. A special feature of this diploma program is its project-focused approach, with independently designed microbiology projects that will enhance your problem-solving and research skills.

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have a College diploma or university degree in chemistry/biology or engineering, or related discipline. A transcript review is also required for admission to this program. A Centennial College English Skills Assessment is required (must score 170 or 171 for admission).
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      To qualify for co-op, applicants are required to have: a minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one; a minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171; and 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.

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