Biotechnology Technician Fast Track

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Program description - September 2022

This program provides students with relevant previous educational experience, an opportunity to complete the Biotechnology Technician diploma program in two semesters of full-time study. The Fast Track program gives students an opportunity to build on existing knowledge and experience in order to further develop their laboratory skills, technical expertise, fundamental understanding, and employability skills for careers in biotechnology and life science industries. Students will experience an integrated curriculum and applied learning environment that focuses on scenarios relevant to current innovations in the growing fields of biotechnology and life sciences. The program aims to give students independent and collaborative opportunities to develop personally and professionally, and to perform laboratory duties in compliance with all legislative guidelines. Training includes practical and technical instruction in several areas including biology, biochemistry, microbiology, analytical chemistry, cell culture, molecular biology, and computer applications.

Program details

Code: 11641
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: September 2022
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2021-2022 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$13350.00
Ancillary Fees
$1443.28
$2723.28
Total Fees
$4139.28
$16073.28

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $79.39 $79.39
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - $70.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2231.89 $1907.39
Year Total   $4139.28

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International fee details

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
International Program Tuition $6675.00 $6675.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $79.39 $79.39
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 -
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - $70.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $8463.89 $7609.39
Year Total   $16073.28

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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