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Biotechnology (Health) Diploma - 370/670

Program overview:
START DATE: September
PROGRAM STATUS: Open for September 2014
SCHOOL: Engineering Technology
PROGRAM NUMBER: 370 (Non co-op), 670
PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 years
CAMPUS: Fennell Campus - Hamilton
CO-OP OPTION: Yes
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Diploma
Campus September 2014
370 - Fennell Campus - Hamilton (Non Co-op) calendarStatusCheckMark Open
670 - Fennell Campus - Hamilton (Co-op) OPTIONAL AFTER SEMESTER ONE

With a focus on health research, this program explores pharmaceutical, genetic, forensic and other aspects of the biotech industry’s passionate pursuit of innovation

Biotechnology (Health) is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program offered at Fennell Campus in Hamilton, Ontario.

Mohawk's Biotechnology (Health) students will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn the fundamentals of biotechnology as employed in the Health sector:
    • Human biology, pharmacology, genetics, forensics, microbiology, analytical instrumentation and biopharmaceuticals, clinical lab testing
  • Explore scientific methods and experimental techniques, in accordance with accepted principles of quality assurance and manufacturing in the biotech industry

Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) Pathway Information for Biotechnology and Biotechnology (Health) Graduates:

Graduates of the Biotechnology and Biotechnology (Health) Programs are eligible to enter the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Mohawk College, and receive exemptions for up to 4 of the 13 courses in this program. The Medical Laboratory Technician Program (047), is a one year Certificate program offered on a part time basis through Mohawk College Continuing Education, and is a joint Mohawk/Michener Institute Certificate. Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program are eligible to write both the National Certification Examination (CSMLS) and Provincial Certification Examination ( OSMT) .

Program Hightlight

  • Learn the fundamentals of biotechnology as employed in the Health sector: Human biology, pharmacology, genetics, forensics, microbiology, analytical instrumentation and biopharmaceuticals, clinical lab testing
  • Explore scientific methods and experimental techniques, in accordance with accepted principles of quality assurance and manufacturing in the biotech industry
  • Prepare for a future career working in one of the most rapidly expanding fields in Canada
  • Obtain knowledge and skills in scientific methods and experimental techniques, using established principles of quality assurance and manufacturing
  • Receive classroom instruction, combined with hands-on laboratory experience, to perform tasks in the following areas:
    • DNA and protein absorption spectrophotometry
    • SDS page
    • Agarose gel DNA electrophoresis
    • Ion exchange and thin layer chromatography
    • Basic techniques in microbiology
    • PCR analysis of DNA
    • Micropipetting, extractions, titrations, centrifugation and pH measurements using GLP

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Graduate Opportunities

  • Graduates and final year students are immediately eligible to be registered as associate members of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) upon submission of the Graduate Application form available through OACETT
  • Additional requirements to become fully certified are the jurisdiction of OACETT. Visit oacett.org
  • Graduates may be exempted from some courses in the Mohawk-McMaster Biotechnology BTech Degree

Co-op Education Advantage

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Program Recognition

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Technician (CTech) category

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