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
4 Semesters (2 Year)
Ontario College Diploma

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie
Summer 2019 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.

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)


View the Biotechnology - Health articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • BIOL1030 Cell Biology
  • BIOL1031 Human Physiology 1
  • CHEM1011 Chemistry for Biotechnology
  • PHYS1008 Physical Measurements
  • STAT1000 Statistics
  • BIOL1032 Human Physiology 2
  • BIOL1034 Biochemistry
  • CHEM1012 Organic Chemistry 1
  • BIOL2012 Microbiology
  • BIOL2013 Biomedical Laboratory 2
  • CHEM2004 Organic Chemistry 2
  • CHEM2005 Analytical Chemistry
  • BIOL2014 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • BIOL2015 Tissue Culture and Histology
  • BIOL2016 Immunology and Genetics
  • CHEM2006 Quality Assurance
  • BIOL1039 Biomedical Laboratory 1

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list