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BIOT 4001 - Biotechnology for Business

Biotechnology Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. Spring PTS classes are commencing with learning delivered in an online format.

Course Details

This course is a survey of the business of biotechnology. This will include the basic biological principles necessary to understand the science of the technologies that make up the biotechnology tool box. Technology Topics include: fermentation, genetic engineering, monoclonal antibodies, cell culture, bioinformatics and enzyme technology. The course will explore the role of Biotechnology in advancements of products and services in health care, agriculture, environment, and marine. The ethical implications of these technologies will also be discussed.



This course was retired after the Winter 2020 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Define biotechnology.
  • Describe the Global, Canadian and Local biotechnology clusters with respect to market size and focus.
  • Understand biotechnology products that are produced in Canada, as well as their target market.
  • List and briefly explain the component technologies that make up the Biotechnology toolbox.
  • Describe the role of biotechnology in agriculture, forestry, human health, food, aquaculture, and environment.

Effective as of Winter 2007

Related Programs

BIOT 4001 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Accounting

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