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

Post-Secondary Program Biotechnology Technologist - Industrial Microbiology - Programa de Técnico en Biotecnología

School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science - Centennial College - Toronto
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Adding an additional year of study, the Biotechnology – Advanced program will not only cover biotechnology applications, biochemistry, microbial genetics, clinical and environmental microbiology. It will also allow you to specialize in topics such as advanced biotechnology, systematic microbiology and microbial genetics.

Nationally accredited, the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science offering will place a focus on laboratory techniques, including appropriate safety procedures.

In these labs you will learn how 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, HPLC’s, centrifuges, PCR thermocyclers and Gel electrophoresis equipment;
Prepare media and reagents to culture pathogenic microbes;
Design and perform advanced microbiology and microbial genetics experiments;


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)


Semester 1
Intro to Biological Systems
Chemistry 1
College Communications 1
Occupational Health and Safety
Microcomputer Applications for Technology A
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 (on-line)

Salidas profesionales

Career Outlook
Quality Control Technologist
Quality Assurance Technologist
Microbiologist / Scientist
Production and Research Scientist
Research Associate
Areas of Employment
To further enhance your career, you may obtain certification through Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) to use the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) professional designation.

You will be job-ready for quality control and related areas in government agencies and a broad range of industries including food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
The growing field of environmental protection will also offer challenging opportunities for you as a technician or technologist.
Besides laboratory work, you may choose to work in product development, production or sales management.

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