We live in a region dominated by pharmaceutical and biotech industries. If you want to work in biotechnology—using biology to make such important products as medicine and pest-resistant crops—and have an associate or bachelor of science degree, our 16-credit certificate of completion program can help you enter this field.
- 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.
After successfully finishing this two-semester program, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion and be ready to apply for employment. If you want to learn new, in-demand lab skills or update your current skills for a career in biotechnology, our Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing program is an economical alternative to a master’s degree.
Recent graduates are employed in local companies and academic research labs in jobs such as Research Assistant, Senior scientist, Research Technician, QA Associate, Scientific Writer and lab Automation Scientist.
|BIT 120, BIO 121 or CHE 131||Introduction to Biotechnology, General Biology I, or Chemistry for Technology I||4|
|BIT 123||Techniques and Instrumentation for Biotechnology||4|
|BIT 220||Biotechnology Research||4|
Total Program Credits: 16
At first what I was learning sounded like science fiction straight out of a book, but then you get working in labs and realize that this is reality! It was so fascinating, I found myself researching biotechnology articles outside of school.