PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

BIOTECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN
Career Studies Certificate MA

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   BIO

298

Seminar & Project - Biotechnology I

1

 

   CHM

241

Organic Chemistry I

3

 

   CHM

245

Organic Chemistry Lab I

2

 

   ENG

115

Technical Writing

3

 

   MTH

181

Finite Mathematics I

3

 

   SDV

106

Preparation for Employment

1

 

 

   BIO

290

Coordinated Internship

 

3

 

   BIO

210

Media & Materials Preparation

 

2

 

   BIO

298

Seminar & Project - Biotechnology II

 

2

 

   CHM

242

Organic Chemistry II

 

3

 

   CHM

246

Organic Chemistry Lab II

 

2

 

   MTH

241

Statistics I

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

13

15

Total credits for the Biotechnology Technician Career Studies Certificate = 28.

       
 
       

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