Durham College

Biotechnology - Advanced

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Program Information

School:Durham College
Faculty:School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer; Advanced
Field of Study:Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Description:Biotechnology touches a broad range of industries including food processing, health, pharmaceuticals, food production and agriculture. The discipline has created knowledge and products essential to our continued livelihood such as vaccines to prevent disease, pest-resistant plants, environmentally friendly biofuels and improved detection of diseases. Graduates of the Biotechnology – Advanced program are suited to work in a range of industries including those focused on food, the environment, pharmaceuticals, natural health products and cannabis. Learning within state-of-the-art labs using industry-grade equipment, students learn how living organisms or parts of living organisms can provide new methods of production and development of new products in a range of industries as well as the regulations which govern the use of these techniques. Our courses are rooted in real-world applications and our extensive analytical instrumentation lab provides practical, hands-on training. Students graduate with a strong base of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to draw from in their future careers.
URL:Biotechnology - Advanced at Durham College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,890

Cost per year is based on the 2021-2022 academic year and includes compulsory ancillary and program incidental fees.

Careers:Biological Technologists and Technicians

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 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status, Grade 12 English (C, M or U), Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U), and Grade 11 or 12 biology (C or U). Applicants are also recommended to have grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (C or U).

If you are a domestic or internationally educated student with a Bachelor of Science degree, you may be eligible for the fast- track delivery Biotechnology – Advanced program. For more information, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/btyf.

Application Notes : Please visit the website for information on English Language Proficiency requirements.

* 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 September 02, 2021