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Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology

Diploma in Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology
Diploma in Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Internship Designation

Discover all that you can do with science.

Inspired by science?

Creative, meticulous and evidence-based — if you're interested in the variety of skills needed to make amazing scientific discoveries, this program is for you. Prepare for a career in cancer research, environmental protection, drug discovery, vaccine research and more. You can work straight out of the program in a wide range of labs, including those associated with biomedical and health-related biotechnology, forestry, fisheries, mining, agriculture, oceanography and the environment. Or, if your goal is a bachelor of science degree, you can transfer into third year studies at a BC university.

— described by instructor Charles Molnar

BIOL 126 Physiological Basis of Life

Whatever your goal, we can help

The two-year ACBT diploma program prepares you for laboratory work in areas such as cancer research, microbial disease research, drug development, plant biotech, or environmental protection.

You will benefit from the mentorship and guidance from dedicated faculty, whether your goal is employment in a lab, further study or simply a solid foundation for another educational experience.

Work experience

The optional internship enables you to try out potential careers. In your second year, you'll have the opportunity to carry out a major project at an external laboratory.

This leads to an enhanced diploma with greater skills and work-related experience in your field of interest.

Facilities and equipment

Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology has a number of dedicated labs where you'll gain experience in the analysis of organics, inorganics, and biomolecules.

You'll receive training in lab safety, good lab practices, and lab technique as well as hands-on training pertaining to the operation and use of lab instruments. Learn more.

A foundation for further study

The majority of courses in the core program have university transfer credit. If you intend to pursue degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology or microbiology you should consider this program as the first two years of your degree. This program also fits well with a pre-medical school studies plan.

You can apply for admission, with a full block transfer of your courses, to the third year of the BSc Environmental Sciences program or BSc Environmental Management at Royal Roads University or any program within the School of Environnmental Sustainability.

Other transfer options include:

Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology

Diploma or Diploma with Internship Designation
Two years
Study Options
Full-time, part-time
Work Experience
Optional internship
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