This program is for students who desire to acquire or upgrade their skills in the area of biotechnology. It is assumed that students will have the required background in the biological sciences and chemistry prior to entering this program. Students will be trained in the practices and procedures of biotechnology as well as in the theory behind the procedures so that they will be prepared to extrapolate present knowledge to solve problems faced in the future. There will be a heavy emphasis on a wide range of laboratory procedures. The topics of lab safety, protein isolation and separation techniques, cell culture, molecular biology and recombinant DNA, and quality control will be addressed as they apply to both a manufacturing and research environment.
Workforce Development Degree Information
Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.