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Career Studies Certificate MA  

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Purpose: This career studies certificate is designed for those wishing to enhance their employment options or retrain for careers as laboratory process technicians in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and other high-tech production/research facilities.

Special Curriculum Admission Requirements: Students who have not completed the required courses listed below (or their equivalent) may be concurrently enrolled in the career studies certificate with division approval. BIO 101 General Biology I BIO 120 General Zoology or BIO 110 General Botany BIO 205 General Microbiology BIO 206 Cell Biology BIO 270 General Ecology may be required for specific internships.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester
   BIO298Seminar & Project - Biotechnology I1  
   CHM241Organic Chemistry I3  
   CHM245Lab for Organic Chemistry I2  
   ENG115Technical Writing3  
   MTH181Finite Mathematics I3  
   STD106Preparation for Employment1  

   BIO290Coordinated Internship 3
   BIO210Media & Materials Preparation 2
   BIO298Seminar & Project - Biotechnology II 2
   CHM242Organic Chemistry II 3
   CHM246Lab for Organic Chemistry II 2
   MTH241Statistics I 3
   MTH249Statistical Quality Control 1

Total Credits/Semester1316

Total credits for the Biotechnology Technician Career Studies Certificate = 29.


Purpose: This career studies certificate is designed for those interested in training for entry level positions as operators in the semiconductor or other high-tech fabrication/research facilities.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units as a minimum: 4 units of English, 3 units of mathematics (including algebra), 2-3 units of a laboratory science, and 2 units of social sciences.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester
   ETR195Intro. to D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals  3
   IST117Intro. to Microcomputer Software  3
   MTH103Technical Math I  3
   PHY170Intro. to Microelectronics Processes  3
   STD106Preparation for Employment  1

   CHM101General Chemistry I4
ENG115Technical Writing3
   MTH104Technical Math II3
   PHY101General Physics I4

Total Credits/Semester1314

Total credits for the Semiconductor Laboratory Processes Technician (Operator) Career Studies Certificate = 27.

1ENG 111 College Composition I will satisfy this requirement.

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