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Biotechnology CCC

Biotechnology Overview (6159)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-stem.aspx

Program Description

The College Credit Certificate program has been designed for those students who are currently employed in the biotechnology industry or for those who would like to pursue a biotechnology career or have a bachelor’s degree in another academic discipline.

The Biotechnology College Credit Certificate provides the student with comprehensive knowledge, specific competencies and lab techniques that enhance current skill while establishing a foundation for a successful bioscience career.

This 19-credit certificate offers courses in biotechnology principles, tissue culture, and instrumentation, and includes an internship with local bioscience firms and institutions.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The Biotechnology credit certificate can be completed in 18 months. The certificate includes nineteen credits in Biotechnology skills.

Location

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information

Dr. Alexandra Gorgevska, Department Chair for Biotechnology & Natural Science, gorgevsa@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 207-5003

Employment Opportunities

Careers in Biotechnology include: Research Associate, Cell Culture Technician, Cloning Technician. Quality Control Technician, Bioinformaticist, Fermentation Specialist, Regulatory Affairs, Patent Law, Molecular Ecologist, Agriculture Biotechnologist, Protein Purification Specialist, Forensic Crime Lab Technician, Cell Biologist, Brewmaster, Business Development, Mass Spectroscopist.

Career Path Notes

Credits in this certificate program will transfer directly into the Associate in Arts (AA) or the Associate in Science (AS) degree program in Biotechnology.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 15)

BSC2421Introduction to Biotechnology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2421LIntroduction to Biotechnology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2420Biotechnology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2420LBiotechnology 1 Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2427Biotechnology 2, Molecular Biology, Cell and Immunobiology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2427LBiotechnology 2, Molecular Biology, Cell and Immunobiology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

Electives (4 Credits Required)

BSC2416CIntroduction to Tissue Culture Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2426CIntroduction to Biotechnology Instrumentation Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2945CBiotechnology Internship (AA)

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 19

All students must have the corequisites of CHM1045/L for BSC2420/L and the corequisites of CHM1046/L for BSC2427/L or complete these courses during their enrollment in the certificate.

Course Sequence:

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 5)

BSC2421Introduction to Biotechnology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2421LIntroduction to Biotechnology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 7)

BSC2420Biotechnology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2420LBiotechnology 1 Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2416CIntroduction to Tissue Culture Lab (AA)

2 Credits

Or

BSC2426CIntroduction to Biotechnology Instrumentation Lab (AA)

2 Credits

Term Three - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 5)

BSC2427Biotechnology 2, Molecular Biology, Cell and Immunobiology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2427LBiotechnology 2, Molecular Biology, Cell and Immunobiology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

Term Four - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 2)

BSC2945CBiotechnology Internship (AA)

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 19

All students must have the corequisites of CHM1045/L for BSC2420/L and the corequisites of CHM1046/L for BSC2427/L or complete these courses during their enrollment in the certificate.