This Biotechnology program is a nationally accredited offering that will prepare you to work as a bench technician (in quality control and quality assurance) in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
During your training, you will receive practical application in industrial microbiology as well as chemistry (analytical), organic and biochemistry. Laboratory techniques, including appropriate safety procedures, will also be extensively highlighted.
A special feature of the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program will be a project approach that will use independently designed microbiology projects to enhance your problem-solving and research skills.
In the Biotechnology program, you will learn to:
Isolate, enumerate and identify microorganisms from many types of samples (water, soil, air, your body, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products);
Prepare specimens for staining and become an expert light-microscopist;
Become proficient in aseptic handling of materials;
Accurately calibrate and use a range of instruments such as pH and BOD meters, gas chr