Biotechnology Certificate of Achievement


The Certificate of Achievement in Biotechnology prepares students interested in gaining the working knowledge and skills used in modern Biotechnology laboratories without necessarily earning a degree. Very well suited for students who already have a college degree but are considering a career in Biotechnology. Students in the program take a year of General Biology, a two semester sequence in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics plus a foundation of supporting Mathematics, Science and General Education courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the methodology of biotechnology, including genetic modification, isolation, purification, and analysis of nucleic acids and proteins.
  • Acquire laboratory competence by developing and refining technical and analytical skills.

First Semester

BIO-101General Biology I


CHM-140General Chemistry I


CHM-141General Chemistry - Lab


Total Credit Hours:8

Second Semester

BIO-210Introduction to Biotechnology


MAT-150Statistics I


Total Credit Hours:7

Third Semester

BIO-211Introduction to Bioinformatics


Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 18

Specific Program Notes

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.