Durham College

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Biotechnology – Advanced (formerly Biotechnology Technologist) Biotechnology

Course Description

This program will prepare you to obtain employment in a wide variety of science-related industries including: * Agriculture * Biomedical research * Bioremediation * Biosciences * Energy production * Pharmaceuticals You will develop highly transferable laboratory skills essential to the biotechnology industry such as: * Analytical instrumentation * Biochemistry * Bioprocessing * Cell biology * Microbiology * Pharmaceuticals You will conduct extensive experiments in cell and molecular biology in our Biotechnology laboratory and learn how to isolate and manipulate DNA; purify and characterize protein; and grow and maintain cells in tissue culture. A wide variety of microbiological techniques are taught in our Microbiology laboratory including the cultivation, manipulation, isolation and identification of microorganisms and the use of biological organisms to actively manufacture a chemical product for use in an industrial process. A clear understanding of regulatory affairs and the ethical implications of the biotechnology industry and its influence on society will also be gained.

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Career outcomes

As a graduate, you can find employment in a number of settings including: * Administration in a pharmaceutical, agricultural, food or environmental company * Manufacturing * Quality control laboratory * Research laboratory * Government institute Positions include: * Clinical study technologist * Food technologist * Immunologist technologist * Instrumentation technologist * Microbiology technologist * Pharmaceutical sales manager * Pharmaceutical technologist * Production technologist * Quality assurance technologist * University laboratory research assistant

Biotechnology – Advanced (formerly Biotechnology Technologist) Biotechnology Durham College