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Humber College

24 months
15874 CAD/year
3831 CAD/year
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Humber College’s Biotechnology diploma program prepares graduates with the transferable skills needed to build successful careers in a variety of biotechnology and research sectors.  

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The Humber College ’s Biotechnology diploma program balances theoretical understanding with experiential practices in specific laboratory skills needed by employers. 

These practical components are the focus of the program and are developed and reinforced through an integration of practical laboratory experiences. Integrative laboratory projects are designed to simulate a real life experience through translation of theory to practice. The program provides a valuable specialization to students interested in life sciences programs without having to go elsewhere for practical laboratory skills training. 

Students will benefit from:

  • laboratory skills development linked to industry demands
  • extensive applied/hands-on laboratory experience
  • simulated learning environments
  • integrative project work that links applied and academic fields (simulating real work experiences)
  • acquiring a recognized skill set applicable to a wide variety of employment opportunities
  • a unique integrated approach
  • learning to operate laboratory equipment stable in the field of science and biotechnology
  • learning to adapt to the changing field and stay current


Biotechnology has applications in many industrial fields such as health/medical, agriculture, food, non-food, environment, pharma/drug, etc. The wide extent of biotechnological application in modifying biological systems for specific and beneficial uses in the society has created an overwhelming demand for skilled talents. While Canada has the opportunity to capitalize on biotechnology, it has a critical shortage of highly skilled talents. Our program prepares students 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
  • testing industrial product analysis
  • development and manufacturing
  • medical diagnostic testing
  • related research and development

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Science in Society
  • Mathematics for Biotechnology
  • College Reading and Writing Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline for equal consideration in the admission process: February 1. Post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15874 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15874 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3831 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3831 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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