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4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

Seneca is delivering this program in an online format in September 2020. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

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)

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