Biotechnology - Health
Prepare for a career as a lab technician in a biotechnology field. Become proficient with a variety of techniques and equipment used for biological, chemical and physical applications.

General information

Program code
BIOT
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Year)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie
Summer 2020 Barrie

Program description

Students are prepared for a career as a lab technician in a biomedical field. Experimental techniques and use of scientific equipment across a variety of disciplines including biology, chemistry and physics will form the basis of the program. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of this discipline are equally emphasized. Upon graduation, students will be able to perform a wide array of experiments and assays to answer clinically-related and scientific problems.

Career opportunities

Students graduating from this program will possess a wide array of skills related to the analysis of chemical and biological samples. Graduates will also be able to work at academic and clinical institutions in the context of supporting research labs and education of post-secondary students while performing analysis of biological samples in both public and private settings.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent, with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • BIOL 1030 - Cell Biology
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • BIOL 1031 - Human Physiology 1
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • CHEM 1011 - Chemistry for Biotechnology
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • PHYS 1008 - Physical Measurements
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • STAT 1000 - Statistics
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 1032 - Human Physiology 2
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • BIOL 1034 - Biochemistry
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • BIOL 1039 - Biomedical Laboratory 1
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • CHEM 1012 - Organic Chemistry 1
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • BIOL 2012 - Microbiology
    (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • BIOL 2013 - Biomedical Laboratory 2
    (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • CHEM 2004 - Organic Chemistry 2
    (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • CHEM 2005 - Analytical Chemistry
    (Semester 3 / 56 hours)
  • BIOL 2014 - Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Analysis
    (Semester 4 / 56 hours)
  • BIOL 2015 - Tissue Culture and Histology
    (Semester 4 / 84 hours)
  • BIOL 2016 - Immunology and Genetics
    (Semester 4 / 56 hours)
  • CHEM 2006 - Quality Assurance
    (Semester 4 / 56 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 4)