School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science - Centennial College - Toronto

Post-secondary Program Biotechnology Advanced (Optional Co-op) - Programa en Biotecnología Avanzada

School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science - Centennial College - Toronto


Our Biotechnology - Advanced program prepares you with the scientific principles, techniques and skills required in industrial microbiology and chemistry. In this applied science program, you´ll also study biotechnology applications, biochemistry, microbial genetics and clinical and environmental microbiology.

In Biotechnology - Advanced courses, you will learn to:

Isolate, enumerate and identify microorganisms from many types of samples.
Accurately calibrate and use instruments such as pH and BOD meters, gas chromatographs, spectrophotometers, HPLCs, centrifuges, PCR thermocyclers and gel electrophoresis equipment.
Prepare media and reagents to culture pathogenic microbes.
Design and perform advanced microbiology and microbial genetics experiments.
Isolate DNA and perform gel electrophoresis and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on samples.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older).
English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)


Start Date:Fall

Semester 1
Occupational Health and Safety
Intro to Biological Systems
Chemistry 1
College Communications 1
General Education Elective
Mathematics for Applied Science

Semester 2
Microbiology Techniques
Lab Instrumentation
Inorganic Chem. for Microbiology
College Communications 2
Statistics for Applied Science

Semester 3
Microbiology Project 1
Food Microbiology
Organic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Report Writing in a Technical Environment
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action

Semester 4
Microbiology Project 2
Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Recombinant DNA Technology
Biochemistry 1
General Education Elective

Semester 5
Microbial Genetics
Microbiology Project 3
Biochemistry 2
Analytical Instrumentation for Biotechnology

Semester 6
Environmental Microbiology
Advanced Biotechnology
Systematic Microbiology
Professional Practice
Ethics (online)

Salidas profesionales

Quality control technologist
Quality assurance technologist
Production and research scientist
Research associate
Analytical chemist/microbiologist
Laboratory technologist

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