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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


BIOTECHNOLOGY LAB TECHNICIAN Code: 221-149-01 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Career Studies Certificate   LO, MA
  Courses Credits Grade
One Year
BIO 147 Laboratory Calculation for Biotechnology 1  
BIO 165 Principles in Regulatory and Quality Environments for Biotechnology 2  
BIO 180 Introduciton to Careers in Biotechnology 1  
BIO 250 Biotechnology Research Methods and Skills 3  
BIO 251 Protein Biotechnology or 4  
  Nucleic Acid Methods    
BIO 255 Bioinformatics and Computer Applications for Biotechnology 2  
BIO 253 Biotechnology Concepts 3  
BIO 254 Capstone Seminar in Biotechnology 2  
2BIO 290 Coordinated Internship in Biotechnology or 3  
  BIO  297  Cooperative Education    
1ENG/CST Elective 3  
Total   24  
Total credits for the Biotechnology Lab Technician Career Studies Certificate=24

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 Students can choose from the following courses: CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking. CST 110 Introduction to Communication, CST 227 Business and Professional Communication, ENG 115 Technical Writing, ENG 131 Technical Report Writing 1.

2 This requirement may be satisfied by a total of 3 credits selected from BIO 290 (Coordinated Internship), BIO 296 (On-Site Training in Biotechnology), BIO 297 (Cooperative Education), and BIO 299 (Supervised Study). A total of 3 credits in this category is required, from a combination of 1 – 3 credits in any of these courses. Students must be approved by the Biotechnology program coordinator(s) for an internship or Cooperative Education assignment. Criteria for approval include successful completion of biotechnology courses (including a demonstrated proficiency of basic lab skills), a professional work ethic, and an ability to work well with others. Please see your biotech academic advisor for assistance in determining eligibility and placement or for approval of a topic for a Project or Supervised Study.