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bachelor

Degree

Diploma - Biotechnology

Course code: #370-670

bachelor

Degree

Diploma - Biotechnology

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $17,795 CAD

  • Application fee

    $100 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Options
Internship

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-May-2023 2023-05-01
Winter-January 01-August-2023 2023-08-01
Fall-September 01-May-2024 2024-05-01

Overview

Diploma - Biotechnology

Note: As of September 2023, Biotechnology (Health) 370-670 will be renamed Biotechnology 370-670. 

This NEW version of the Biotechnology program will feature exciting new courses, including Medical Biotechnology, Agricultural and Food Biotechnology, and Biomanufacturing.

Program Highlights

  • Strong foundational program in biotechnology with exposure to agricultural biotechnology, medical biotechnology, and biomanufacturing.
  • Graduates from Mohawk College are ready for careers in many areas of biotechnology.

What you'll learn

  • Fundamentals of biotechnology, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, bioinformatics.
  • Explore scientific methods and experimental techniques in accordance with accepted principles of quality assurance and manufacturing in the biotech industry.
  • Prepare for a future career in one of Canada's most rapidly expanding fields.
  • How to perform tasks in the following areas:
    • DNA analysis using electrophoresis, and PCR (polymerase chain reaction)
    • Protein analysis using electrophoresis, blotting and chromatography
    • Micropipetting, extractions, titrations, centrifugation and pH measurements using GLP (good laboratory practices)
    • Instrumentation including spectrometry
    • Basic techniques in microbiology

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$29,126

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,728
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,331
Tuition 1 person $17,795

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • A copy of Passport - Picture and Address Pages
  • All Academic Transcripts - High school and higher
    • High School Transcripts/Mark Sheets and Completion Certificates
    • Degree/Diploma Transcripts/Mark Sheets and Completion Certificates
    • Notarized and translated into English
  • English Proficiency Score Cards or equivalent (if applicable)
  • Notarized Custodian Declaration (for those under the age of 18 by the start of the class)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
43
listening
43
writing
43
speaking
43
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

These tests will be accepted on an interim basis through July 2024 starts only. This information is subject to change at the discretion of Mohawk College.

ITEP 3.7+

Duolingo 105-110

 

GAS-English for Academic Purposes 2023-24 (Domestic & International) - 478

This program is not for absolute beginners nor for students whose first language is English.

Learn and gain confidence in academic English language skills in a Canadian college environment. Complete Semester 3 to meet Language Proficiency Requirements for post-secondary college programs.

Students require a Secondary School diploma or at least 10 years of education in their first language.

Students are placed into a semester by language skill level.

  • You can take a placement test at the Mohawk College Testing Centre
  • OR You can provide official language scores (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.). Scores must be official and may not be more than one year old.

You may also have an interview to finalize your placement. Students are usually placed according to the lowest skill to support their success.

Semester 1: IELTS 3.5, no band below 3, or equivalent.

Semester 2: IELTS 4.5, no band below 4, or equivalent OR successful completion of Semester 1

Semester 3: IELTS 5.5, no band below 5, or equivalent OR successful completion of at least two Semester 2 courses.

 

Start Dates: January, March, May, July, September and November.

Levels: Through 8. Levels are 7 weeks in length. Upon successful completion, you advance to the next level.

Length of Study: On average, you will study for 4-6 months.

 

Meets Language Requirements forSCORE AT ENTRY
IELTSCEFRTOEFL iBTDuolingo


EAP Level 8 

(CEFR B2.2)

IELTS 6

with band below 5.5

CLB 7

with score below 7

60 - 78100

EAP Level 7

(CEFR B2.1)

IELTS 5.5CLB 646 - 5990

EAP Level 6

(CEFR B1.2)

IELTS 5CLB 535 - 4580

EAP Level 5

(CEFR B1.1)

IELTS 4CLB 428 - 3465

EAP Level 4

(CEFR A2.2)

IELTS 3.5CLB 3.525 - 2755

Academic background and requirement

  • OSSD or equivalent, including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics, MAP4C ≥ 60%; or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent
    • Senior Science (Chemistry or Biology) is recommended

Options are available for mature applicants.

  • Mature applicants aged 19 and over
  • Applicants who are not currently in secondary school

Mohawk recognizes that life changes people’s directions. That’s why Mature Students don't need to have completed a secondary school diploma to enter a Mohawk College program.

Mohawk welcomes students from many backgrounds:

  • Many Mohawk students arrive after being away from school and/or in the labour force for one year or more
  • Almost 1/3 of Mohawk students are aged 23 or over, and there are students from every generation.
  • Mohawk considers a mature applicant to be anyone 19 years of age or older who is planning to attend a full or part-time program at Mohawk College.
  • Adult learners are an important part of our Mohawk community.
  • With various work and life experiences, adult learners contribute their valuable perspectives to classroom and training programs while simultaneously obtaining new knowledge and skills.

Career opportunities

  • Biotech Laboratory Technician
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Environmental Technician
  • Food safety monitoring Technician

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