Biotechnology – Advanced - 671

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
Explore biology at the molecular, micro and engineering levels. Participate in world class labs and research to solve real world problems in the food, environmental, pharmaceutical and medical fields.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Elite program at the technologist level provides sought-after lab skills and training in cutting-edge trends in the biotechnology field.
  • Graduates have enhanced opportunities for biotechnology careers and pathways to university.

What you'll learn

  • Fundamentals of applied molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, analytical instrumentation and bioengineering.

  • Investigate the advanced topics of clinical trials, drug discovery, cell culture, environmental biology and laboratory management.

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months)

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $2,164.79 $2,164.79
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,881.81 $2,818.71
Total 1st Year Fees $5,700.52

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,805.47 $7,805.47
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,255.47 $8,180.47
Total 1st Year Fees $16,435.94

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Additional Information

Admission

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics; MAP4C ≥ 80% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent*
    • Senior Science (Chemistry, Biology or Physics) is recommended
  • Options are available for mature applicants

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Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Receive classroom instruction combined with hands-on laboratory experience to perform and coordinate tasks in the following areas:
    • DNA analysis including electrophoresis and PCR (polymerase chain reaction)
    • Protein analysis including electrophoresis and chromatography
    • DNA and protein absorption spectrophotometry
    • Basic and Advanced techniques in microbiology
    • Cell Biology and Cell Culture
    • Food safety
    • Immunology and Virology
  • Site visits and research opportunities.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Biotech Laboratory Technologist
  • Production Management, Quality Control
  • Biotech Production and Technical Sales Rep
  • Water Treatment
  • Bioremediation
  • Biotech Research

Where you could work includes:

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Medical Research
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Bioscience Laboratories (Public & Private)
  • Genetic Engineering Companies
  • Water/Waste Water Facilities
  • Bioremediation Companies
  • Biofuel Companies

Opportunities for grads

  • Graduates may be eligible to be registered as associate members of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Admissions

Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Academic Program Coordinator

Usha Vivegananthan
Email: usha.vivegananthan@mohawkcollege.ca
Phone: 905-575-1212 ext. 3123
Discipline: Academic Program Co-ordinator | Bio Chemical Envir Tech

Program Coordinator

Contact Cindy Mehlenbacher for year 1 and Ayaaz Pirani for year 2 and 3.

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Lorraine Skuse

Canadian Domestic Students

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