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Advanced Diploma (Biotechnology)

 3 years
 full time
 on campus

$ 11,695 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology at Fleming College is offered as a 3-years or 5-semester teaching program.
  • Students must be 19 or above to take this program.
  • Students can graduate in the emerging career fields include microbial forensics and its applications to bio-terrorism and microbial disease.
  • Students who graduate from this program can also pursue further specialization and seek accreditation with regulating bodies such as the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO).
  • Some of the Courses that students go through in this program are:
    •  Laboratory Math
    •  Forensic DNA Applications I
    •  Scientific Communications
    •  Molecular Biology
    •  Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Students can complete six semesters of course work over five semesters because this program has designed in an accelerated, compressed format.
  • If students don't possess the required science courses for admission to this program, or if students want to enhance their likelihood for entry, consider the one-year Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas.
  • Fleming College has reserved space in the Biotechnology Technologist - Forensics program for students who successfully complete one year of study in this program.
  • Students may be able to use their transferable credits obtained at Fleming College to continue post-secondary education in pursuit of a degree.
  • Employment satisfaction for this program is 90%.
  • Students may have job opportunities as
    • Biological Technologists
    • Biotechnicians, etc with an average salary of 45,475 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration3 years
Fees$ 42,258 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

Students applying to Biotechnology - Advanced must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English
  • Gr 12 C Maths
  • Any two Gr 11 or 12 C Sciences

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Applicants with 3-year degrees may be considered for admission with one year of work experience
  • Students do not require any kind of work experience for this program.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More

Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
  • Statement of Interest: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Proof that students have enough money to support themselves during their stay in Canada.
  • Letters of reference or any other documents the visa office tell students to bring.

Application Deadline

Feb 01

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$11695$11695$11695
Total fees$14086$14086$14086

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 9,825

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study


  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • Students must have a study permit to enroll in any degree, program or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • Study Permit and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • A study permit is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The cost of the Study Permit is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

Students may qualify to Work while studying off-campus without a work permit. If student qualify, their study permit will allow them to:

  • Work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and
  • Work full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break.

To qualify, the student must:

  • Have a valid study permit
  • Be a full-time student.
  • Be enrolled at a designated learning institution at the post-secondary level or, in Quebec, a vocational program at the secondary level.

Career and Placement after Course

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