4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

In this two-year diploma program, you will benefit from practical training and learn the essential principles and techniques used in the biochemical sciences. You will gain hands-on experience needed to perform experiments and determinations with the precision required in a broad range of industries. That means getting hands-on training in the proper care and use of laboratory apparatus for wet and instrumental methods. 

The program covers a broad range of topics, including organic and analytical chemistry, biochemistry, industrial microbiology, as well as pharmaceutical and instrumental methods.

Common First Semester

This program shares a common first year with the three-year Biotechnology AdvancedChemical Engineering Technology and Chemical Laboratory Technology – Pharmaceutical programs. You can transfer to these programs after the second semester or upon graduation.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Perform assays and determinations with speed, precision and accuracy
  • Care of laboratory apparatus for wet and instrumental methods
  • Physical, chemical and microbiological analysis
  • Conduct basic manual analysis
  • Prepare organic and inorganic compounds
  • Perform instrumental chemical analysis and report results

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Laboratory technician
  • Quality control technician
  • Analytical chemistry technician


  • Canadian Society of Microbiologists
  • Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)