Biotechnology Technician

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Careers - September 2022

Graduates may find employment as laboratory technicians, laboratory analysts, quality assurance/control technicians, and research assistants in many possible sectors including environmental, agricultural, food, pharmaceutical and biomedical research technologies, analytical chemistry and many other exciting fields.

  • Conestoga College and the University of Guelph have an agreement that allows Biotechnology Technician graduates to enter three different Honours Bachelor of Science Programs; Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, with advanced standing, such that they can complete the degree in 2.5 years (5 terms).
  • Diploma graduates may also enter University of Guelph's Honours Bachelor of Science Program in Biochemistry with advanced standing such that they can complete the degree in 3 years (6 terms).
  • Conestoga College and the University of Waterloo have an articulation agreement that allows graduates of the Biotechnology Technician program to gain advanced standing in two different Honours Bachelor of Science programs; Biomedical Sciences or Biology, such that they can complete their degree at an accelerated pace.

On average, 86% of graduates from the last three years (2017 to 2019) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

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