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Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology - Advanced (Co-op) Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus, Canada

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CAD 15892

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 95

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36 months


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Program Overview

The three-year Biotechnology - Advanced Ontario College Advanced Diploma program gives you a strong overview of the science that drives biotechnology. With a mix of laboratory and theory courses, you learn about:

  • cell and molecular biology
  • microbiology and tissue culture
  • chemistry, biochemistry and analytical instrumentation
  • biochemical engineering
  • and quality systems for professional labs and manufacturing environments

As a student, you have the opportunity to carry out experiments and use state of the art laboratory instruments and tools throughout the program. You will meet alumni, and have the opportunity to attend industry talks and professional networking events.

You have the opportunity to work with government and industry professionals through optional field placements or through participation in industry-aligned applied research projects.

Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op work term are subject to availability and academic eligibility. Please note admission to the co-op program does not guarantee a co-op placement.

Graduates of this program can pursue careers as lab technologists or analysts in biotechnology, health, agriculture and environmental fields. Graduates may seek employment in the production and testing of medical devices, the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and biologics and the production and testing of food/beverage products.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42

Program Intensity Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2025, Sep 2024


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 22
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 45

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s).
    • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 60% or higher.
    • Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher.
    • Biology Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher; OR
    • Chemistry Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher; OR
    • Physics Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher.

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 95

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11000 Per year

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