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||Diploma in Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology
This is a program in molecular science and technology designed to prepare graduates for employment as technologists in analytical, research, and production laboratories in areas of chemistry and biotechnology including analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, immunology and microbiology. Emphasis in the program is on practical laboratory skills based on solid academic knowledge. In addition to the 20-month core program, students in their second year have the opportunity to carry out a laboratory internship at an external laboratory which leads, upon graduation, to an enhanced diploma with greater skills and work-related experience in their field of interest.
Career/Academic Advancement Opportunities
Example jobs include the analysis of trace dioxins and furans in environmental samples, the production of cloned plant species for commercial plant, fruit or flower markets, the development of DNA fingerprinting for forensics applications, vaccine and drug development, and cancer research. The program is also designed to allow flexibility for students who wish to have the option to transfer to the third year of university degree programs in chemistry, biochemistry or microbiology. Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission, via block transfer, to the third year of the Environmental Sciences program at Royal Roads University.