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Biotechnology Laboratory Specialist CCC

Biotechnology Laboratory Specialist Overview (6160)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

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

Program Description

The College Credit Certificate program has been designed for AA students interested in biotechnology concepts, techniques and equipment. Relevant topics such as molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology, nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) extraction and analysis, plasmid transformation, polymerase chain reaction and agarose gel electrophoresis will be covered. Students will gain a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and microbiology.

The Biotechnology Laboratory Specialist 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 30-credit certificate offers courses in biotechnology principles, biology, general chemistry and microbiology.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

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

Program Length

The Biotechnology Laboratory Specialist college credit certificate can be completed in 12 months. The certificate includes 30 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 (Credit: 30)

BSC2421Introduction to Biotechnology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2421LIntroduction to Biotechnology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC1010Principles of Biology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC1010LPrinciples of Biology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CHM1045General Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC2420Biotechnology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2420LBiotechnology 1 Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2435Introduction to Bioinformatics (AA)

1 Credit

MCB2010Microbiology (AA)

3 Credits

MCB2010LMicrobiology Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CHM1046General Chemistry 2 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1046LGeneral Chemistry 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 30

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 16)

BSC1010Principles of Biology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC1010LPrinciples of Biology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CHM1045General Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC2421Introduction to Biotechnology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2421LIntroduction to Biotechnology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 14)

BSC2420Biotechnology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2420LBiotechnology 1 Lab (AA)

2 Credits

CHM1046General Chemistry 2 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1046LGeneral Chemistry 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

MCB2010Microbiology (AA)

3 Credits

MCB2010LMicrobiology Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC2435Introduction to Bioinformatics (AA)

1 Credit

Total Credit Hours: 30