Biotechnology simply defined is the use of living organisms to make products beneficial to humans. There is a wide range of opportunities in the biotechnology field from using yeast to make pharmaceuticals to growing artificial skin cells to be used for burn patient grafts. This field is expanding providing many new job opportunities.
The Biotechnology Certificate Program is designed to provide students with an overview of the science of biotechnology as well as the technical skills necessary for employment in the industry. There are a variety of jobs available locally offering good salaries and benefits. Courses from the certificate degree can be applied towards an Associate's Degree.
Technical Performance Standards
Prior to application to this program, please review the Technical Performance Standards requirements on pages 17-20 in the current college catalog.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
The CIP Code is 15.0401. See web address for more information: http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP?s=15.0401&g=Go
The cost of this program for Tuition and Fees is $5,875 and the estimated books and supplies are $750.
General Chemistry I
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
Techniques in Biotechnology