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Advanced Technical Certificate

A student must hold a baccalaureate or associates degree that includes 1 1/2 years of biology and one year of chemistry (including one semester of organic chemistry) and department approval to be admitted to the program. Proficiency in oral/written English and in use of computers is required (to be tested separately if requested by the department chair or course instructor).

  Semester I Credit Hours
  BIOL 1414 Introduction to Biotechnology1 OR 4
  BITC 1411 Introduction to Biotechnology
    BIOL 1415 Introduction to Biotechnology II 4
    BITC 1240 Quality Assurance for the Biosciences 2
    BITC 2350 Bioinformatics 3
  Semester II
  BITC 2441 Molecular Biology Techniques 4
  BITC 2411 Biotechnology Laboratory Instrumentation 4
  BIOL 2421 Microbiology2 OR 4
    BITC 1471 Undergraduate Research
  Semester III
  BITC 2431 Cell Culture Techniques3 OR 4
  BITC 1491 Special Topics in Biological Technology/ Technician
  +#  BITC 2487 Internship-Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician II 4

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Students should consult with full-time Biotechnology instructor before registering.
  2Student should consult with a full-time Biotechnology instructor before selecting course; course is open to all Biology Programs.
  3Students may take this course at any time after BIOL 1414.