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Biotechnology

Certificate

ACCTech

This certificate prepares students to function as entry-level biotechnicians in the laboratory or in biotechnology manufacturing.

To receive a Certificate in Biotechnology, the student must (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required math and science courses, and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

  Prerequisites Credit Hours
  MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
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  3
  Semester I
  BIOL 1414 Introduction to Biotechnology1 OR 4
  BITC 1411 Introduction to Biotechnology
  BIOL 1406 Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
  CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
  CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I - Lab 1
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  12
  Semester II
    BIOL 1415 Introduction to Biotechnology II 4
  CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II -- Lecture 3
  CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II - Lab 1
    BITC 1240 Quality Assurance for the Biosciences 2
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
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  13
  Semester III
  BITC 2411 Biotechnology Laboratory Instrumentation 4
  BITC 2431 Cell Culture Techniques 4
  BITC 1491 Special Topics in Biological Technology/ Technician 4
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  12
  Semester IV
    BITC 1471 Undergraduate Research2 4
  +#  BITC 2487 Internship-Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician II 4
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  8
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  TOTALS 48

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Students should consult with a full-time Biotechnology instructor before registering.
  2Students should consult with a full-time Biotechnology instructor before selecting course; course is open to all Biology programs.