Biotechnology

Biotechnology Technician-

Features of the program

This  program prepares student to work as a bench technician (in quality control/ quality assurance) in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. He is provided thorough practical training in industrial microbiology as well as chemistry analytical, organic and biochemistry. Laboratory techniques, including appropriate safety procedures, are extensively highlighted. A special feature of the program is focus on the project approach, with independently designed microbiology projects that enhance student problem-solving and research skills.

Student will learn to:

  • Isolate, enumerate and identify microorganisms from many types of samples (water, soil, air, his body, and food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products)
  • Prepare specimens for staining and become an expert light microscopist
  • Become proficient in aseptic handling of materials
  • Accurately calibrate and use a range of instruments such as pH and BOD meters, Gas Chromatographs, spectrophotometers (regular/IR/UV), HPLC etc.
  • Prepare microbiological media and reagents; culture pathogenic microbes; and design and perform his own microbiology experiments
  • Use microorganisms to assay pharmaceutical products

Student will graduate in two years as a biotechnology technician or continue for a third year to study specialized topics such as advanced biotechnology and microbial genetics or systematic microbiology, graduating as a biotechnology technologist.

Admission requirements

10+2 with Maths and English

IELTS with 6.5 bands

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program work in industries like Food, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals and Related Government agencies.

 

Being this program nationally accredited, it improves the mobility of graduates to work anywhere in Canada and abroad.