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Duration

2 years

Tuition

$5,392

  Kitchener-Waterloo

Sep 5-Apr 25

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

This program provides students with the laboratory skills, technical knowledge, fundamental understanding, and employability skills for careers in Biotechnology and Life Science industries. Students will experience an integrated curriculum and applied learning environment that focuses on scenarios relevant to current innovations in the growing fields of Biotechnology and Life Sciences.

The program offers independent and collaborative opportunities to develop personally and professionally, and to perform laboratory duties in compliance with all legislative guidelines. Training includes practical and technical instruction in several areas including biology, biochemistry, microbiology, analytical chemistry, cell culture, molecular biology, and computer applications.

Graduates of the Biotechnology Technician program will compete in emerging professions within diverse sectors of the bio-economy including: environmental, agricultural, food, pharmaceutical and biomedical technologies, analytical chemistry, and many other exciting fields.

What You’ll Learn

  • Complete all tasks in compliance with pertinent legislation and regulations, as well as biotechnology standards and guidelines.
  • Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  • Apply best practices for sustainability.
  • Complete biotechnological applications using principles of chemistry, biology and biostatistics as well as basic principles of physics.
  • Use appropriate laboratory procedures to carry out quantitative and qualitative tests and analyses.
  • Carry out standard cell culture procedures under aseptic conditions.
  • Carry out molecular biology procedures.
  • Assist with the management of biological data to support biological scientists and researchers in capturing, organizing/summarizing and storing their data.
  • Prepare, maintain and communicate scientific data effectively.
  • Develop and present a strategic plan for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.

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