The Biotechnology Laboratory Assistant Academic Certificate documents the study of the theory, skills, and unique experience at the research or industry laboratory bench in quantitative analysis, cellular, and/or molecular biology. The certificate complements an associate of science program and demonstrates the necessary preparation to enter the biotechnology field in research or industry. Coursework includes practical laboratory skills with an emphasis on good laboratory practice, quality control, and regulatory issues in the biotechnology workplace. This certificate is suitable for preparing for the biotechnology workplace at the support personnel level.
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BTEC 293 Biotechnology Internship
(1-5 Credits, Varies)
This course is designed for students who are completing the Biotechnology Lab Assistant Academic Certificate program. The Biotechnology Internship allows students to gain academic credit for work performed in research or industry laboratories. To earn the certificate, students must complete a cumulative total of three credits, or 135 hours, of laboratory bench experience in an industry or research setting working with biotechnology related practices. Applicable practices include, but are not limited to, DNA, protein, aseptic technique, gowning, documentation, Good Manufacturing Practice standards, and FDA regulations. May be repeated for a maximum of five credits. (Pass/No Pass) PREREQ: PERM/INST. (0 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, 1 credits)