Qualified college or university graduates gain direct admission into this nationally-accredited one-year program and receive their technician diploma in two semesters. This program prepares you to work as a bench tech (in quality control /quality assurance) in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. We provide thorough practical training in industrial microbiology as well as chemistry - analytical, organic and biochemistry. Laboratory techniques, including appropriate safety procedures, are extensively highlighted. A special feature of the program is our focus on the project approach, with independently designed microbiology projects that enhance your problem-solving and research skills.
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Centennial College expects students applying for admission to certificate or diploma programs to present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Grade 12 English C or U and 11 Mathematics C, M or U required.
Intro to Biological Systems
College Communications 1
Occupational Health and Safety
Microcomputer Applications for Technology A
Mathematics for Applied Science
Inorganic Chem. for Microbiology
College Communications 2
Statistics for Applied Science
Microbiology Project 1
Report Writing in a Technical Environment
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Microbiology Project 2
Recombinant DNA Technology
General Education Elective
Quality Assurance Technician
Microbiology Lab Technician
Chemist – Calibration
Analytical Chemist / Microbiologist
Microbiology Lab Analyst
QC Raw Material Analyst
Areas of Employment
Not only does national accreditation support program quality, it will also provide mobility once you graduate. Additionally, you will be eligible to apply for certification through the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) to use the CTech (Certified Technician) professional designation. Graduates typically start their careers as quality control technicians.
The growing field of environmental protection will offer a range of challenging opportunities. Besides laboratory work, you may choose to work in product development, production or sales management.
Among the industries in which you may launch a career will be:
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