Centennial College´s Biotechnology - Advanced Fast-Track program sees qualified college or university graduates gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of a three-year Biotechnology program, and receive their technologist advanced diploma in two years (four semesters).
In the Biotechnology - Advanced (Fast Track) program´s courses, you learn the scientific principles, techniques and skills needed to work in industrial microbiology and chemistry. Specialized study in biotechnology applications, biochemistry, microbial genetics and clinical and environmental microbiology is also included.
You´ll learn the theory and technical practice needed to succeed in the field, combined with many opportunities for you to enhance your experience. Additionally, project work, in consultation with faculty, helps you to further develop your skills in research, laboratory techniques, report writing and presentation.
You learn to:
Perfect your aseptic techniques.
Isolate, enumerate and identify microorganisms from many types of samples (the human body, water, soil, air, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products).
Accurately calibrate and use a range of instruments such as pH and BOD meters, gas chromatographs, spectrophotometers (regular/IR/UV), HPLCs, centrifuges, PCR thermocyclers and gel electrophoresis equipment.
Prepare microbiological media and reagents.
Culture pathogenic microbes.
Design and perform advanced microbiology and microbial genetics experiments.
Use microorganisms to assay pharmaceutical products.
College diploma or university degree in chemistry/biology, engineering, or related discipline
Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must score 170 or 171 for admission)
Start Date:Fall, Winter, Summer
Occupational Health and Safety
Microbiology Project 1
College Communications 2
Microbiology Project 2
Recombinant DNA Technology
Report Writing in a Technical Environment
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Microbiology Project 3
Analytical Instrumentation for Biotechnology
Quality control technologist
Production and research scientist
Quality assurance technologist
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