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  • Objectives
    Students equip themselves for this rapidly exploding field on the cutting edge of technology and science and explore the ways biotechnology is improving quality of life through breakthroughs in health care, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and industrial and environmental processes. This three-year technology diploma program provides students with a strong background in the science driving this expanding industry through a finely-tuned combination of laboratory and theory courses in disciplines such as chemistry, physics, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, and genetic engineering. In addition, students gain a firm understanding of the complex political, social and ethical implications of this remarkable field equipping them to make informed and exciting career choices.
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Diploma of Biotechnology Technologist
  • Course description

    Level 1

    BTC1100 : Introduction to Biology

    BTC1101 : Biology Laboratory

    BTC1102 : Introduction to Chemistry

    BTC1103 : Chemistry Laboratory

    BTC1104 : Physics for Biotechnologists

    BTC1205 : Occupational Safety

    ENL1813T : Communications I

    GEN2001 : Understanding Biotechnology

    Level 2

    BTC1200 : Cell Biology/Histology

    BTC1201 : Organic Chemistry

    BTC1202 : Organic Chemistry Laboratory

    BTC1203 : Analytical/Physical Chemistry

    BTC1204 : Analytical/Physical Chemistry Laboratory

    ENL1819T : Reporting Technical Information

    MAT8100 : Essential Mathematics

    Choose one from equivalencies:


    GED1020 : General Education Elective

    Level3

    BTC2100 : Biochemistry I

    BTC2101 : Biochemistry I Laboratory

    BTC2102 : Instrumental Techniques

    BTC2103 : Instrumentation Laboratory

    BTC2104 : Principles of Genetics

    CHE4047 : Decision Making in Scientific Enquiry

    MED4981 : Microbiology I

    MED4982 : Microbiology I Laboratory

    Level 4

    BTC2200 : Biochemistry II

    BTC2201 : Biochemistry II Laboratory

    BTC2202 : Biotech Lab Management, Software and Searches

    BTC2203 : Plant Biology

    BTC2204 : Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory

    BTC2205 : Microbiology II

    BTC2206 : Microbiology II Laboratory

    ENV8400 : Environmental Engineering

    Level 5

    BTC3100 : Genetic Engineering Biotechnology Theory I

    BTC3101 : Biotechnology Laboratory I

    BTC3102 : Animal Handling Theory and Laboratory

    BTC3103 : Pharmacology / Toxicology

    BTC3104 : Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Research Management

    Choose one from equivalencies:

    GED1020 : General Education Elective

    Level 6

    BTC3200 : Biotechnology Theory II: Advanced Topics in Biotech

    BTC3201 : Biotechnology Laboratory II

    BTC3202 : Problem Solving/Trouble Shooting Laboratory

    BTC3203 : Bioinformatics and Knowledge Management

    BTC3204 : Genomics and Proteomics

    BTC3205 : Business Trends in Biotechnology

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