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Biotechnology Technologist Forensics

Program Code: BTF Start Date: September, January

Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma Location: Peterborough

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS WORK EXPERIENCE Ontario Association of Certified Engineering

Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
With a career in forensic biotechnology, you A 15-week internship will immerse students
have diverse employment opportunities, from in the work culture of a lab environment,
working in medical or health-related fields, to give them the opportunity to seek experi- MINIMUM ADMISSION
tracking down criminals or identifying victims ence in an area of specialization, and promote REQUIREMENTS
of crime. Laboratory related occupations are networking and awareness of the industry and Higher Secondary Certificate or Standard XII
among the fastest growing occupations in job potential. with a minimum 50% average. Minimum
the economy. With specialization in Forensics/ English language proficiency: IELTS: 6.0.
DNA, this program is unique and graduates IS THIS YOU?
are in demand in this emerging field. This
advanced diploma program would traditionally To succeed in this occupation, you need the RELATED PROGRAMS
take six semesters to complete. However, the following characteristics: If you dont possess the required science courses
program has been designed in an accelerated, curiosity and imagination for admission to this program, or if you want to
compressed format, to provide six semesters of persistence and willingness to work long enhance your likelihood for entry, consider the
course work over five semesters. hours one-year General Arts and Science College
Health Science Option. Fleming College
In their final, fifth semester, students can willingness to do the reading required to has reserved space in the Biotechnology
complete their full-time internship from April keep up to date with new developments Technologist Forensics program for students
to August giving graduates the advan- and discoveries. who successfully complete one year of study in
tage of getting out into the workforce faster.
In addition, you should enjoy synthesizing this program.
(Should they so choose, students may defer the
summer internship until the fall.) Courses in the information, finding innovative solutions to
program integrate theory and practice oppor- problems and working with equipment and
tunities in labs and practice settings. Graduates instruments at tasks which require precision. BIOTECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST FORENSICS
will be critical thinkers with problem-solving Youll likely work in a team environment, so
abilities, strong interpersonal, teamwork and good interpersonal and communications skills
are an asset. PROGRAM CODE
communication skills and a solid foundation in
forensic/DNA/medical applications. SEMESTER 1
Program graduates will be qualified to work in
Forensic DNA Applications I SCIE0089
This cross-disciplinary program combines a variety of roles, such as DNA analyst, DNA Introduction to Canadian Justice System LAWS0044
elements from the life sciences, applied technician/technologist, evidence technician, Introductory Computing COMP0345
computing, forensic science, automation, laboratory technologist, forensic technologist, Laboratory Math MATH0114
policing and lab methods, and business skills. serologist, and biotechnician/technologist. Technical Communications COMM0032
This gives graduates the benefit of having Employment settings include:
the multiple, job-ready skills that employers private sector laboratories Biology II SCIE0010
are seeking. The program has been devel- Chemistry II SCIE0132
law enforcement forensic labs
oped in response to identified industry needs Data Management and Analysis COMP0222
and a skills shortage in this field. Todays lab hospitals and clinical settings Forensic DNA Applications II (Integration) SCIE0090
environment requires technicians with skills pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical and Forensic Techniques LAWS0246
in information technology, data management biotechnology research and development Laboratory Physics SCIE0093
and data analysis. The college has programs, companies General Education Elective
courses and faculty who specialize in these government agencies such as the Canadian SEMESTER 3
areas, as well as state-of-the-art technology Centre for Forensic Science, the RCMP and Business for Biotechnology BUSN0056
to support the use of applied technology in OPP forensic labs Forensic DNA Applications III (Integration) SCIE0091
laboratory environments. The colleges School Laboratory Automation I AUTM0068
of Law, Justice and Community Services is a university laboratories Laboratory Operating Standards and Quality
partner in the development and delivery of the municipal waste water and drinking water Assurance I SCIE0100
Trent University Honours Bachelor of Forensic treatment facilities Microbiology SCIE0094
Molecular Biology SCIE0095
Science degree. Students will benefit from application of pollution prevention, waste General Education Elective
Flemings growing faculty expertise in this minimization, and water recycling
field. As well, Fleming College is a founding SEMESTER 4
microbiological testing facilities Biochemistry SCIE0096
partner in the Peterborough DNA Cluster. This
strategic alliance between local private and laboratory analysis to test food products Forensic Chemistry SCIE0146
public sector partners was created to advance Forensic DNA Applications IV (Integration) SCIE0092
plant and animal pathogen analysis
Laboratory Automation II AUTM0069
local research of DNA and forensic science
animal science, aquaculture, wildlife Laboratory Ethics SOCI0153
and develop economic growth opportunities, Laboratory Operating Standards and Quality
management and restoration
new technology businesses and jobs for the Assurance II SCIE0101
Peterborough region. agricultural biotechnology research,
Pharmacology and Toxicology SCIE0102
breeding and selection
laboratory services following ISO 17025
Internship (BTF) FLPL0097

Emerging career fields include microbial foren-

sics and its applications to bio-terrorism and
microbial disease. Program graduates can
pursue further specialization and seek accredi-
tation with regulating bodies such as the|