Technical DCS

Laboratory Technology: Biotechnology

Who is it for?

Students interested in biomedical science, biopharmaceutical science, genetic engineering and the many other areas in which scientific discoveries are made.

Collège Ahuntsic

For nearly 50 years, Collège Ahuntsic—Montreal’s major cégep—has been recognized for its varied list of programs, academic quality and rigour, cutting-edge equipment and vibrant student life. Whether you choose one of the three major pre-university programs or one of the 26 technical programs, you’ll receive a top-notch education, making you a well-rounded, open individual. Located in a peaceful neighbourhood, just minutes from downtown Montreal and close to parks, bike paths, a major sports complex (Claude-Robillard) and a metro station, Collège Ahuntsic is easily accessible and benefits from an outstanding environment conducive to enjoying many sports and cultural activities.

Collège Ahuntsic

9155 St Hubert St, Montreal, Quebec H2M 1Y8


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Once you receive your letter of acceptance

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    Approximate cost of studies (per year)

    • Citizens of France (France-Québec agreement) : From 300 to 365 $
    • Citizens of other countries: 21 066 $

    Admission requirements

    • 11 years of recognized studies
    • Mathematics of 11th year of study in science or technology area
    • Chemistry of 11th year of study
    • Physics of 11th year of study
    • Having successfully passed the required French test (for francophone colleges)
    • Having successfully passed the required English test (for anglophone colleges)



    Duration of studies

    3 years or 6 semesters (full time)


    Application deadlines

    Fall : March 31st

    • Test drugs and vaccines
    • Develop agri-food products, such as wine, beer and cheese
    • Analyze water and soil as part of remediation process
    • Conduct genetic engineering activities through study of DNA
    • Handle and identify micro-organisms and grow cells in vitro
    • Do biochemical, microbiological, immunological and toxicological analyses
    • Pharmaceutical laboratories
    • Agri-food industries
    • Biotechnology laboratories
    • Teaching laboratories
    • Cosmetics manufacturers
    • Environmental sector


    Obtaining a Quebec Acceptance Certificate

    It is the first document to obtain when starting your immigration process. By clicking on the button below you will be redirected to a website describing all the relevant information about it.

    Obtain a Quebec acceptance certificate
    Obtaining a Study Permit

    There is a second immigration document that you will need to obtain. After receiving your CAQ, you must apply for a Student Permit, which you can do online. This application will be forwarded to a visa office that processes all applications from your country of citizenship or the country into which you have been lawfully admitted. If you click on the button below, you will be redirected to the website where you will find all the details. By clicking on the button below you will be redirected to a website describing all the relevant information about it.

    Obtaining health and hospitalization insurance

    All international students must hold a valid Canadian health and hospitalization insurance plan for themselves and their accompanying dependents, or they must be covered under a valid reciprocal social security agreement. Citizens of the countries listed below benefit from a reciprocal social security agreement made with Quebec and, as such, may be covered by the Quebec health insurance board (Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec – RAMQ) in the same way as Canadians or permanent residents of Canada. The countries are: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. For more information, please consult the reciprocal agreement. All other international students must hold a health and hospitalization insurance plan. The college you will be attending will provide you with information on how to obtain this insurance and the related fees.

    Confirming your acceptance and paying the tuition fees

    Your letter of acceptance will explain how to complete this final step.

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