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Microbiology Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as a Microbiology Technician or Technologist

A strong scientific mind and the ability to problem-solve and analyze with precision are needed to succeed in the field of microbiology. Microbiology programs at Ontario colleges equip students with the advanced knowledge of microorganisms and the hands-on training they’ll need to join an industry that offers a variety of career paths.

If you’re interested in the sciences and want to start a career in microbiology, here’s what you need to know. More

General Microbiology Program Requirements

Two- and three-year microbiology programs at Ontario Colleges require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit. A grade 11 or 12 mathematics credit is also required.

Typically, to be considered for a fast-track program you must have a post-secondary diploma or degree in a related program, such as biology or chemistry.

Microbiology Jobs and Salaries

Microbiology programs prepare students for work in areas like quality assurance, health and safety and more. Many Ontario college microbiology program graduates perform lab work in research and manufacturing facilities, but there are also opportunities in sales and production.

Industries of employment include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Government
  • Health
  • Food

Similar to professionals in other scientific fields, microbiology technicians and technologists are usually paid competitive salaries. Entry-level salaries in this field are around $30,000; however, the average salary for those with experience is around $50,000 per year and can even go as high as $65,000 or more, depending on level of expertise and position.

Ontario Colleges Offering Microbiology Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of microbiology programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Biotechnology CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Biotechnology


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3601
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology - Advanced ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Biotechnology - Advanced


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1020X01F
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Also Offered In A Co-Op Delivery Mode, With Departmental Approval

Show details Biotechnology - Advanced CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Biotechnology - Advanced


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3602
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology - Advanced Co-Op CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Biotechnology - Advanced Co-Op


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3612
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology - Advanced Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Biotechnology - Advanced Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3622
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology - Advanced Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Biotechnology - Advanced Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3622
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology - Advanced Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Biotechnology - Advanced Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3622
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology Advanced Co-Op Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Biotechnology Advanced Co-Op Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3632
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology Advanced Co-Op Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Biotechnology Advanced Co-Op Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3632
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology Advanced Co-Op Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Biotechnology Advanced Co-Op Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3632
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Biotechnology Fast Track


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3621
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Biotechnology Fast Track


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3621
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Biotechnology Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Biotechnology Fast Track


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3621
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Environmental Technician Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Environmental Technician Fast Track


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4221
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Environmental Technology CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Environmental Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4212
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Environmental Technology CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Environmental Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4202
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Environmental Technology Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Environmental Technology Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4222
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Environmental Technology Fast Track CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Environmental Technology Fast Track


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 4232
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Medical Laboratory Science ST. CLAIR MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Medical Laboratory Science


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: H837
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Medical Laboratory Technology CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Medical Laboratory Technology


  • Program Length: 7 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: MLTY
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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