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2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Certificate

Seneca is delivering this program online with some on-campus learning activities in January 2021. Students with on-campus activities will receive information about course scheduling and preparing to come to campus. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant
  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course
  • Biology: Grade 11 C or U, or equivalent course

Canadian citizens and permanent residents may satisfy the English and/or mathematics requirements for this program through successful Seneca pre-admission testing.

Additional Information

After admission but before classes begin you must submit proof of:

  • Pre-exposure immunization for rabies
  • The ability to lift 25 kg

Admission to this program is highly competitive. Applicants are ranked on academic strength in English and Biology. Only the top-ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.


Although not required for admission, prior work experience with animals is recommended for your success in the program.