Biotechnology Program

Biotechnology Program

Program Description

Biotechnology is a commercial, medical or research endeavor that uses living cells or their components to create useful products. The applications of biotechnology are widely employed in pharmaceuticals, fermentation technologies agriculture, the diagnosis and prevention of disease, vaccine development and production, forensics and bioremediation. The Certificate of Achievement in Biotechnology prepares students for entry-level employment in the biotechnology industry and research labs. Students learn basic laboratory skills, equipment operation and maintenance, quality control, safety and good manufacturing practices.

Degree and Certificate Programs

  • Certificate of Achievement - Biotechnology (43 credits)
    Biotechnology is a commercial, medical or research endeavor that uses living cells or their components to create useful products. The applications of biotechnology are widely employed in pharmaceuticals, fermentation technologies agriculture, the diagnosis and prevention of disease, vaccine development and production, forensics and bioremediation. The Certificate of Achievement in Biotechnology prepares students for entry-level employment in the biotechnology industry and research labs. Students learn basic laboratory skills, equipment operation and maintenance, quality control, safety and good manufacturing practices.
  • Certificate of Competence - Biotechnology (12 credits)
    The Certificate of Competence in Biotechnology prepares students for entry level work
    in laboratories specializing in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology and immunology. The curriculum offers a strong theoretical foundation in biotechnology and extensive opportunities for honing the laboratory skills needed to work in biotech laboratories. This certificate is particularly suited as a supplemental credential for students in the Medical Laboratory Technician program.

Potential Careers and Employers

  • Careers: The applications of biotechnology are widely employed in pharmaceuticals, fermentation technologies, agriculture, the diagnosis and prevention of disease, vaccine development and production, forensics and bioremediation.

Contact Information

Biotechnician Program Outcomes

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