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Biotechnology

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: BT211Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C or SCH4U or equivalent)

    or

    or 

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,604.09
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,642.74$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,130.83
Ancillary Fees$459.78$459.78
Program Ancillary Fees$681.39$681.39
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Ancillary Fees$459.78$459.78
Program Ancillary Fees$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Ancillary Fees$459.78$459.78
Program Ancillary Fees$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Ancillary Fees$459.78$459.78
Program Ancillary Fees$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:
  • Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Mojgan Rezvani, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5253
mojgan.rezvani@humber.ca
 

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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Humber’s Biotechnology diploma program provides you with the transferable skills needed to build successful careers in a variety of biotechnology and research sectors. The program balances theoretical understanding with hands-on practices in specific laboratory skills needed by employers. These practical components are the focus of the program and are developed through an integration of hands-on laboratory experiences. The program provides a valuable specialization to students interested in life sciences programs without having to go elsewhere for practical laboratory skills training.

You will benefit from:

  • laboratory skills development linked to industry demands
  • simulated learning environments
  • project work that links applied and academic fields
  • acquiring a recognized skill set applicable to a wide variety of employment opportunities
  • a unique integrated approach.
Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Complete all tasks in compliance with pertinent legislation and regulations, as well as biotechnology standards and guidelines.
  • Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  • Apply best practices for sustainability*.
  • Complete biotechnological applications using principles of chemistry, biology and biostatistics as well as basic principles of physics.
  • Use appropriate laboratory procedures to carry out quantitative and qualitative tests and analyses.
  • Carry out standard cell culture procedures under aseptic conditions.
  • Carry out molecular biology procedures.
  • Assist with the management of biological data to support biological scientists and researchers in capturing, organizing/summarizing and storing their data.
  • Prepare, maintain and communicate scientific data effectively.
  • Develop and present a strategic plan for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.


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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019NorthOpenClosed
January 2020NorthOpenOpen

The Humber Advantage

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State-of-the-art Labs

Students entering into the Biotechnology program will benefit from a state-of-the-art, biotechnology laboratory, equipped with the latest technologies and equipment and is designed to maximize the teaching and learning experience. Students spend 8 hours per week in the lab experiencing applied and practical skills.

Professional and Community Partnerships

Humber maintains strong partnerships within the community - and is the preferred choice by many agencies and facilities because of The School of Health Sciences reputation.

The Humber Experience

Superior Program Design

The Biotechnology program at Humber is designed, developed and delivered so that 40% of student contact hours is spent in laboratories in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semester of the program. Theoretical learning is extensively applied through hands-on experiences in the-state-of-the-art-laboratory, 8 hours per week. The fundamental skills are taught, developed, and reinforced throughout the two-year program. Work-ready graduates are developed in this program to confidently transition into the workforce.

The Right Fit

If you are science-oriented, self-regulated, have collaborative interpersonal skills and enjoy working in variety of laboratory settings, the biotechnology program and a career in this field may be for you.

Mission Statement

It is our vision and mission to offer our learners the means to excel in the field of biotechnology by providing industry relevant professional, technical, theoretical, and hands on experience. We strive to develop work ready learners upon graduation through a collaborative partnership between students and the program. Our Biotechnology’s exclusive state- of- the- art laboratory provides a student centred learning environment and offers ample opportunities to integrate theoretical learning into real industry hands-on experience. Our goal is to simulate an internship-like experience, in-house, over a 2-year academic period to empower students with the essential skills and confidence necessary to be successful in this field. It is our hope that upon graduation students will effectively and confidently transition to work force, related to their field of study.

Your Career

Biotechnology is positioned to have a significant effect on Canada over the next 15 years, and biotechnology jobs are on the rise. While Canada has the opportunity to capitalize on biotechnology, it has a critical shortage of highly skilled talents. Our program prepares you to move into entry-level laboratory science positions in diverse bio-based sectors such as agriculture, health, bioinformatics, food and beverage bioprocesses, environmental assessment, protection and remediation, pharmaceutical preparation and testing, industrial product analysis, development and manufacturing, medical diagnostic testing, or related research and development.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.