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-268Statistical Methods


Total Credit Hours:8

Third Semester

BIO-211Introduction to Bioinformatics


Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 19

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete MAT-160 if indicated by Placement Testing.