- Program Code:3601
- School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
- Credential:Ontario College Diploma
- Program Type:Advancement program
- Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters
Centennial College's Biotechnology program will prepare you to work as a laboratory technician (in quality control and quality assurance) in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Biotechnology courses will provide practical application in industrial microbiology as well as chemistry (analytical), organic chemistry and biochemistry. Laboratory techniques, including appropriate safety procedures, will be extensively highlighted.
A special feature of this applied science program is its project-based approach, with independently-designed microbiology projects that will enhance your problem-solving and research skills.
You'll learn to:
You may graduate in two years as a biotechnician or continue into a third year to study specialized topics such as advanced biotechnology and microbial genetics or systematic microbiology. With the third year of study, you'll graduate from the Biotechnology – Advanced offering.
Awards: The Biotechnology program is a repeat recipient of the Centennial College President's Academic Program Recognition Award for Outstanding Student Satisfaction.
Organizations that have hired past Biotechnology graduates include: Kisko Products, Hermann Laue Spice Company, Apotex Inc., Agropur - Divisional Natrel, Mill Street Brewery, Maxxam Analytics, Campbell Soup Company, bioMerieux, Griffith Laboratories, Cosmetica Laboratories Inc.
Successful graduates of the Biotechnology Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits toward further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
|Partner Institution||Degree Program|
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing|
|Bachelor of Science - multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Computer Science - multiple majors|
Bachelor of Science Post Diploma with Majors in Applied Math / Computing Information Systems / Human Science
|Brock University||Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies - multiple majors|
|Honours Bachelor of Science in Core Sciences - multiple majors|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Biotechnology|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Mathematics and Statistics|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Science - Health Services Administration Completion Program|
|Guelph, University of||Honours Bachelor of Science - Biological Sciences|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Molecular Biology and Genetics|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Microbiology|
|Lakehead University||Bachelor or Honours Degree - multiple majors|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Applied Bio-Molecular Science|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Applied Life Sciences major|
|Laurentian University||Bachelor of Arts|
|Ontario Tech University||Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Biological Science|
|Royal Roads University||Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science|
|Bachelor of Science - Environmental Management|
|Bachelor of Science - Environmental Practice|
|Bachelor of Arts - Environmental Practice|
|Seneca College||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|York University||Honours Bachelor degree in any major|
|Honours Computer Science|
|Honours Environmental Studies|
|Honours Science - Chemistry|
|Bachelor of Science - multiple majors|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on education partners.
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this TAC nationally-accredited program as meeting the academic standard for certification in the Certified Technician (C.Tech.) category as well as the OACETT language benchmark requirement.
This program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession, as such, has received national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|