Biotechnology Certificate

Biotechnology is a subject area that has enormous implications for the future of the 21st century. It already has a significant impact on our lives, and will continue to revolutionize the ways in which we diagnose and treat disease, lengthen the life span, feed the planet, and remediate the environment. Our nationally recognized Biotechnology program prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the biotechnology industry. Current graduates may be found in a variety of biotechnology companies, working as Lab Technicians, Manufacturing Associates, Quality Control and Quality Assurance Technicians, and as Validation Consultants.


  1. Complete an application for the program.
  2. Provide proof of high school completion or equivalent.
  3. Provide an official copy of prior college transcripts, if appropriate.
  4. Successful completion of high school algebra, biology and chemistry with a grade of C or better
  5. Placement into ENGL110G or higher

Certificate Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BTEC105G Introduction to Biotechnology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Technical Elective 3-4
Classroom , Lab , Total 3-4
MATH145G Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
MATH147G Topics in Applied College Mathematics Plus 5 0 5
Classroom 5, Lab 0, Total 5
Higher level MATH class may be substituted
BIOL108G General Biology I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BIOL210G Microbiology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
CHEM110G Introduction to Chemistry 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
CHEM115G General Chemistry I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BTEC210G Biotechnology Research 2 6 4
Classroom 2, Lab 6, Total 4
BTEC220G Biomanufacturing 2 6 4
Classroom 2, Lab 6, Total 4
Total Credits 27-28

Note: Technical Electives for the degree in Biotechnology are defined as any BIOL, BTEC, MATH,
PHYS, CHEM, IST, CIS, DATA or BUS courses not already part of the degree in Biotechnology.

Total Overall Credits : 27-28

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