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Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology - Advanced (Fast-Track) Durham College - Oshawa Campus Durham College - Oshawa Campus, Canada

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CAD 16779

Annual Tuition Fee

*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100 Waived

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12 months


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Program Overview

In this program designed specifically for applicants with existing academic credentials, students with a degree in science can expand their knowledge of the biotechnology industry and complete their Biotechnology advanced diploma in fewer semesters. Biotechnology touches a broad range of industries including health, pharmaceuticals, food production and agriculture. The discipline has created knowledge and products essential to our continued livelihood such as vaccines to prevent disease, pest-resistant plants, environmentally friendly biofuels and improved detection of diseases.

Graduates of the Biotechnology – Advanced program are competitively qualified to work in a range of industries including those focused on food, the environment, pharmaceuticals, natural health products and cannabis. Learning within state-of-the-art labs using industry-grade equipment, students learn how living organisms or parts of living organisms can provide new methods of production and development of new products in a range of industries as well as the regulations which govern the use of these techniques. Our courses are rooted in real-world applications and our extensive analytical instrumentation lab provides practical, hands-on training. Students graduate with a strong base of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to draw from in their future careers.

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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 7 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2024, Jan 2025, May 2024, Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 57
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a degree or diploma in a directly related field of study or comparable credential completed within the last five years

6.5 IELTS Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 100 Waived

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11000 Per year

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