Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Certificate of Completion

This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as research and quality control laboratories. The areas for career opportunities include but are not limited to: basic research in a drug discovery or academic environment, biomanufacturing, and clinical development. The program is intended for individuals with a prior degree, it will build upon principles of biology and chemistry acquired at the baccalaureate or associates level. Graduates will be prepared for positions as biotechnology, laboratory or biomanufacturing technicians and assistants.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a theoretical and practical (i.e., hands-on) knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques and processes used in biotechnology and biomanufacturing laboratories, including use of various laboratory instrumentation used in research and discovery and biopharmaceutical process development and manufacturing.
  • explain the biotechnology process and design an experiment based on scientific literature that supports the steps of the biopharmaceutical development and manufacture process from identification of a molecule involved in a disease process to the end-stage marketing of a product.
  • evaluate manufacturing practices for compliances with current Good Manufacturing Practices and good Laboratory Practices industry standards.
  • compare and contrast the different operational units that make up a biotechnology company and the career opportunities available within these units.

Curriculum

First Semester

BIT 120 or
BIO 121 or
CHE 131
Introduction to Biotechnology or
General Biology I or
Chemistry for Technology I
4
BIT 123
(8 Credit Hours)
Techniques and Instrumentation for Biotechnology 4

Second Semester

BIT 220 Biotechnology Research 4
BIT 232
(8 Credit Hours)
Biomanufacturing 4

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 16

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