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Bioscience Technology Post Graduate Certificate


Start Date: August


Location: Prince of Wales Campus


Length: 1 Year


Credential: Post-Graduate Certificate, Bioscience Technologist


Program Availability: Fall 2024 Term

Canadian Applicants: Waiting list

International Applicants with a Valid Study Permit: Waiting list

Other International Applicants: Closed


 

This one-year Post-Graduate Certificate program was developed to provide university Bachelor of Science graduates with extensive hands-on experience in the field of Bioscience.

The post-graduate certificate in Bioscience Technology offers practical and applied courses from our two-year Bioscience Technology program. The hands-on training you receive in our laboratories compliments the theoretical science courses from your BSc. It is designed for students interested in obtaining rigorous and broad training in biotechnology for a career in the bioscience sector. It can also enhance your access to post-graduate opportunities such as Master's Degree programs.

Gain Extensive Lab-based Training

Students receive a combination of lab-based instruction and on-the-job training and complete an independent research project on a topic of their choice. Students learn a variety of practical skills, including natural product extraction, fermentation, and bacterial and mammalian cell culture techniques.

The Bioscience Technology program at ҹav is very closely associated with the bioscience industry on PEI and in the other Maritime Provinces. This gives students access to amazing training opportunities and work placements. 

 Industry Certifications and Recognition

The Bioscience Technology program is a CTAB (Canadian Technology Accreditation Board) nationally accredited program at the technologist level.

National program accreditation involves an independent team of certified professionals performing an extensive audit, which provides graduates and employers confidence the program meets the educational standards of Canada's engineering technology and applied science profession.

Graduating from a nationally accredited program creates an expedited path to becoming a certified professional with provincial certifying bodies in Canada. 

In 2020 Bioscience Technology was a Recipient of the Gold Program Excellence Award from ҹavs and Institutes Canada (CICan).

  • Bachelor of Science in chemistry or biology, or a Master's degree or PhD in a related discipline.

     

Notes:

2024/2025 Academic Year

Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International tuition includes the International Student Fee.

1 Year 

Canadian

International

Tuition  $4,167 $10,167
Fees $2,148 $2,898
Other Costs $250 $250
Total $6,565  $13,315 
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Canadian Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

 
Tuition $4,167
Lab Fee $1,300
Student Union $178
Health Insurance Fee $470
Fitness Centre Fee $80
Grad Fee $100
First Aid/WHMIS $20
     Total payable to ҹav $6,315
   
Intersession due first day of class $455
1st installment due first day of first semester $3,064
2nd installment due first day of second semester $3,251
   

Other Costs
Please note: the cost of books, materials, and supplies are included here for your information only, this amount is not payable to the college. Do not include this amount in your tuition payment.

 
Books $150
Materials/Supplies $100
     Total $250
   
Grand Total $6,565

International Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

 
Tuition* $10,167
Lab Fee $1,300
Student Union $178
Health Insurance Fee $1,220
Fitness Centre Fee $80
First Aid/WHMIS $20
Grad Fee $100
     Total payable to ҹav $13,065
   
Intersession due first day of class $455
1st installment due first day of first semester $9,814
2nd installment due first day of second semester $3,251
   

Other Costs
Please note: the cost of books, materials, and supplies are included here for your information only, this amount is not payable to the college. Do not include this amount in your tuition payment.

 
Books $150
Materials/Supplies $100
     Total $250
   
Grand Total $13,315

*Includes the International Student Fee.

  • Biological laboratory technologist
  • Microbiology quality control technologist
  • Microbiology technologist
  • Food bacteriological technician
  • Plant breeding technician
  • Agricultural technologist
  • Aquaculture technician

Many ҹav programs have degree pathway agreements with other post-secondary institutions. You can receive credit for your ҹav diploma toward a university degree or other post-graduate credential, saving you time and money! Find out more on the Degree Pathways page.

Course Code

Course Name & Description

Credit Values


Course Code:SAFE-1005

PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Credit Value:0


Course Code:BIOL-2300

Cell Culturing

Establish and maintain eukaryotic cell lines, following special requirements. Students become competent in all aspects of cell culturing.

Credit Value:2


Course Code:BIOL-2310

Molecular Biology

Perfect techniques to introduce foreign genes, regulate their expression, and identify and purify the resulting protein product using both prokaryotic and eukaryotic host systems. Students identify the appropriate host and vector combinations, as well as the advantages and limitations of various host systems.

Credit Value:4


Course Code:BIOS-1300

Practical and Applied Skills in Bioscience

This two week, full-time, intensive course will provide learners with the skills needed to work safely and effectively in a laboratory environment. Topics covered include the use and operation of basic labware and equipment, electrophoresis, analytical, chromatography, and molecular biology techniques. In addition, students will be exposed to basic data presentation, analysis, and interpretation. With various key skills taught over the course of two weeks, students will be well positioned to enter the second year of the Bioscience Technology Diploma Program, or to apply these skills in the workplace.

Credit Value:2


Course Code:BIOS-2000

Analytical Techniques in Bioscience

Conventional analytical methods such as gas chromatography and liquid chromatography will be compared to immunologically based methods and biosensors for qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological molecules. The sample preparation necessary for each type of analysis as well as the sensors used will be explored.

Credit Value:4


Course Code:BIOS-2010

Ethics and Professional Practice

Students explore the ethical issues surrounding bioscience technology and learn to develop and articulate ethical debates. Students become familiar with various laboratory and manufacturing certification programs and how to comply with them.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:BIOS-2110

Industrial Processes

Examination of industrially significant biotechnologies. Batch, continuous flow and fixed media reactor designs, downstream processing and refining of biological compounds are explored. Students participate in the entire production process, assessing how the critical steps of capture, purification and final polishing of biomolecules are achieved in production scale operations. Study of the equipment, materials and practices involved in commercial scale operations that use or produce biological elements. Material transport, scaling of unit operations, clean room practices and material properties will be explored. This course includes site visits to industrial production facilities.

Credit Value:4


Course Code:BIOS-2300

Research Preparation:Bioscience Technology

Preparation for conducting research projects. Students conduct a literature review and develop a project proposal in preparation for a research project.

Credit Value:1


Course Code:BIOS-2310

Research Project Bioscience Technology

Students conduct an individual research project, based on research proposal developed in Research Preparation Bioscience Technology. The project entails designing and conducting the necessary research, compiling and reporting findings.

Credit Value:6


Course Code:CHEM-2300

Advanced Biochemistry

Recognizing the sources and methods of isolation and purification of molecules of pharmacological and industrial interest, students will isolate and test the biological activity of compounds from various sources. The production, purification and characterization of proteins will be emphasized, as will be the use of bioinformatic tools and databases to further understand genetic and protein sequences.

Credit Value:5


Course Code:NCPR-1002

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Credit Value:0


Course Code:NCPR-1020

Canadian Council on Animal Care Certification

Students complete Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) certification training through UPEI.

Credit Value:0


Course Code:PRAC-2400

On-The-Job Training: Bioscience Technology

Students apply and improve skills acquired in the Bioscience Technology program in a work setting. They integrate themselves into a laboratory or industrial production environment that utilizes bioscience technologies. Students are exposed to the professional standards, routines and demands of an organization and are expected to add value through the application of their skills and abilities.

Credit Value:6


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The program at ҹav provided valuable hands on experience that complimented my two years of academic study at UPEI very well. I personally do not think I would be as strong of a candidate for jobs without the hands-on experience and on-the-job training that I received through the program at ҹav.

Karleigh, Class of 2019

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