Algonquin College

Biotechnology - Advanced

Advanced Diploma

Learn the science that drives biotechnology careers.
The three-year Biotechnology - Advanced Ontario College Advanced Diploma program gives you a strong overview of the science that drives biotechnology. With a mix of laboratory and theory courses, you learn about:

cell and molecular biology
microbiology and tissue culture
chemistry, biochemistry and analytical instrumentation
biochemical engineering, and
quality systems for professional labs and manufacturing environments
As a student, you have the opportunity to carry out experiments and use state of the art laboratory instruments and tools throughout the program. You will meet alumni, and have the opportunity to attend industry talks and professional networking events.
You have the opportunity to work with government and industry professionals through optional field placements or through participation in industry-aligned applied research projects.
Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date.
Graduates of this program can pursue careers as lab technologists or analysts in biotechnology, health, agriculture and environmental fields. Graduates may seek employment in the production and testing of medical devices, the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and biologics and the production and testing of food/beverage products.
Upon graduation, you may have the credentials to continue your education through articulation agreements between a number of colleges and universities. See details at

This program is well suited for students who:

Are attracted to new technologies.
Enjoy active and energetic job roles.
Work well in team-oriented environments.
Are inquisitive and thorough.
Enjoy working with their hands.

Program Duration:
3 Years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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