Program overview
6 semesters
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

January 2024

September 2024

January 2025

About this program

Biotechnology - Advanced

Biotechnology plays a critical role in the battles against hunger, disease and pollution. It is used in developing precision medicines and gene therapies, environmental decontamination to restore polluted spaces and engineering crops to improve their yield and nutrition.

Admission requirements

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level,AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent OR
  • Mature applicant

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

Recommended academic preparation

  • Grade 12 Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at the (C), (U) or general level
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology at the (C), (U) or general level
  • Applicants with a related degree or diploma may be considered for advanced standing or direct entry into year two

Is it for you?

People who succeed in biotechnology:

  • May be fans of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Are drawn by the potential of science to make people's lives better
  • Have strong skills in math and science

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Program content

First Year - Semester One

  • Cell Biology Lab
  • Cell Biology Lecture
  • Communications
  • Foundation Skills in Science
  • Introduction to Applied Chemistry-Lab
  • Introduction to Applied Chemistry-Lecture
  • Mathematics for Biosciences 1
  • Organic Chemistry 1

First Year - Semester Two

  • Applied Chemistry 2
  • Applied Chemistry 2 LAB
  • Applied Organic Chem Techniques
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Mathematics for Biosciences 2
  • Organic Chemistry 2
  • Organismal Biology & Taxonomy

Second Year - Semester Three

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Data Analysis 1
  • Forensics
  • Genetics
  • Instrumentation 1 Lab
  • Instrumentation 1 Theory
  • Microbiology

Second Year - Semester Four

  • Biotechnology
  • Fermentation
  • Instrumentation 2
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmacology
  • Placement (One Week)

Third Year - Semester Five

  • Analytical Instrumentation
  • Biochemistry
  • Data Analysis 2
  • Extraction Technology
  • Toxicology

Third Year - Semester Six

  • Advanced Microbial Techniques
  • Applications-Molecular Biology
  • BIOT Placement (One Week)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Lab Methods-Molecular Biology
  • Tissue Culture

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Program delivery

Experiential learning

Study in the newly equipped Bay of Quinte Skills Centre:

  • Hands-on learning combines classroom theory and practical, lab-based instruction.
  • Work in state-of-the-art Instrumentation and Molecular Biology labs equipped with PCR and DNA sequencing technology.
  • Get experience with a wide variety of instrumentation used in genetics, microbiology, fermentation and forensics.
  • Get on-the-job, practical experience with field placements in the second and third year.

Expand your knowledge in Biotechnology – Advanced:

  • The third year focuses on intensive, laboratory-based instruction and project-based learning in molecular biology, microbiology, analytical instrumentation, tissue culture and cutting-edge extraction technologies.
  • A placement in your final semester can be a foot in the door to your next job.


  • Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
  • Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,462
  • Total: $4,184.08


Credential: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma (Advanced)

Career paths

Find your career

A career in biotechnology holds many opportunities to make an impact in government, industry, education and medical facilities.

  • There is a growing demand for skilled technicians, lab technologists and research assistants.
  • You could work in life sciences, agriculture, food production, pharmaceuticals, and sanitation or health research.
  • Graduates also find opportunities in regulation and enforcement, quality control and sales.

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Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology

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Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology

376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Box 4200
K8N 5B9 Belleville Ontario

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