Humber College, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,967

Course Accredited By


  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma
Humber’s Biotechnology diploma program prepares graduates with the transferable skills needed to build successful careers in a variety of biotechnology and research sectors. The program balances theoretical understanding with experiential practices in specific laboratory skills needed by employers
  • These practical components are the focus of the program and are developed and reinforced through an integration of practical laboratory experiences. Integrative laboratory projects are designed to simulate a real life experience through translation of theory to practice. The program provides a valuable specialization to students interested in life sciences programs without having to go elsewhere for practical laboratory skills training.

Students will benefit from:

  • A unique integrated approach
  • Acquiring a recognized skillset applicable to a wide variety of employment opportunities
  • Extensive applied/hands-on laboratory experience
  • Integrative project work that links applied and academic fields (simulating real work experiences)
  • Laboratory skills development linked to industry demands
  • Learning to adapt to the changing field and staying current
  • Learning to operate laboratory equipment stable in the field of science and biotechnology
  • Simulated learning environments

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility.
  • Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyNumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 4 requirements:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:

  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C or SCH4U or equivalent) or Mature student status or  College or university transfer status

English Language Proficiency

  • All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

International Credit Evaluation

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.


Semester 1

Fall 2021 Delivery

  • BIOT 100: Introduction to Microbiology-Online
  • BIOT 101: Introduction to Chemistry-Online
  • BIOT 102: Introduction to Biotechnology-Online
  • BIOT 103: Science in Society-Online
  • TMTH 107: Mathematics for Biotechnology-Online
  • WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills-Online

Semester 2

Fall 2021 Delivery

  • BIOT 150: Biotechniques Laboratory 1
  • BIOT 151: Chemical Techniques Laboratory 1
  • BIOT 152: Analytical Chemistry
  • BIOT 153: Data Collection Techniques and Biostatistical Methods
  • GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
  • WRIT 200: Workplace Writing Skills

Semester 3

Fall 2021 Delivery

  • BIOT 200: Biotechniques Laboratory 2-Online/In-Person
  • BIOT 201: Chemical Techniques Laboratory 2-Online/In-Person
  • BIOT 202: Molecular Biology-Online
  • BIOT 203: Immunology-Online
  • BIOT 204: Organic Chemistry-Online

Select 1 from the following courses

  • GNED: General Elective-Online

Semester 4

Fall 2021 Delivery

  • BIOT 250: Biotechniques Laboratory 3
  • BIOT 251: Chemical Techniques Laboratory 3
  • BIOT 252: Biochemistry
  • BIOT 253: Cell Physiology
  • BIOT 254: Applied Microbiology

Select 1 from the following courses

  • GNED: General Elective

Domestic Fees by Semester 

Semester 1-2022-23

 Fees Tuition-$1,351.41 

  • Compulsory Ancillary Fee-$334.43 
  • Compulsory Student Union Fee-$62.50
  • IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee-$104.23 
  • Program Ancillary Fee-$0.00 
  • Co-op/Placement-$0.00 
  • Total-$1,852.57 

Semester 2-2022-23 

Fees Tuition-$1,351.41

  •  Compulsory Ancillary Fee-$334.43 
  • Compulsory Student Union Fee-$62.50
  •  IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee-$104.23
  •  Program Ancillary Fee-$100.00
  •  Co-op/Placement-$0.00 
  • Total-$1,952.57 Semester 3-2022-23 Fees


Compulsory Ancillary Fee-$334.43

  • Compulsory Student Union Fee-$62.50 
  • IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee-$104.23
  •  Program Ancillary Fee-$0.00 
  • Co-op/Placement-$0.00 Total-$1,852.57 

Semester 4-2022-23 Fees 


  • Compulsory Ancillary Fee-$334.43
  • Compulsory Student Union Fee-$62.50
  • IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee-$104.23
  • Program Ancillary Fee-$0.00 
  • Co-op/Placement-$0.00 
  • Total-$1,852.57

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