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You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
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In the Laboratory Research and Biotechnology 2-year diploma program, you will study biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, cell culture, animal physiology and animal-handling techniques. You’ll also gain a firm understanding of the principles of quality assurance/quality control that are imperative in a lab.
Gain the laboratory skills essential in life sciences and biotechnology and prepare yourself for a rewarding career in research.
By the end of the program you’ll be familiar with how to use and apply current technologies and research methods in animal physiology, molecular biology, cell culture, immunology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology. You’ll be shown the importance of effective communication and lab competency, and learn to work safely and efficiently in a team environment.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
Our industry is constantly changing. We work with industry partners to ensure the information and skills included in our curriculum is consistent with industry needs and the current job market.
During the first semester, you'll acquire skills and knowledge in the general sciences of biology and chemistry, communications, ethics, botany, zoology, genetics, and lab techniques and calculations.
In this program, you will learn how to:
This program maintains 6 dedicated instructional laboratories for the delivery of program curriculum, supported by a technical support team of 5 skilled and dedicated individuals. These labs contain an extensive inventory of scientific equipment for investigative and instructional purposes.
We also use various lecture and computer facilities throughout the institute.
The Laboratory Research and Biotechnology program provides training for employment in a diverse biotechnology and research lab market. Graduates have been employed in:
To be successful in this program, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to work as an efficient member of a team and display strong interpersonal and communication skills. Further training and the continued acquisition of additional specialized skills may be required to fulfill the needs of your employer or position.
Employment opportunities are not always found locally. Therefore, you must be willing to relocate to various geographical locations within the province, and perhaps western Canada, to secure employment after graduation.
An important key to obtaining successful employment is being able to promote yourself as an individual, and as a well-trained and valuable technologist.
Learn techniques in biotechnology, microbiology, physiology, cell culture, immunology and biochemistry for a career in lab research.
Entry into the Biological Sciences - Laboratory Research and Biotechnology specialization is competitive based on academic performance and will be established using the rankings of your weight-averaged marks upon application. Due to resource and training considerations, the program maintains a second-year enrollment quota of 20 students in the laboratory research and biotechnology program.
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