Cooper Campus, 332A Oswald Building
The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician AAS program provides the basic knowledge and laboratory skills needed to prepare for entry level jobs in university, government, pharmaceutical or industrial biotechnology laboratories. Graduates of the program will be able to seek employment in biotechnology laboratories such as biomanufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, research and development, and regulatory bioscience. The program has been designed to develop skills in basic analysis of biological molecules (DNA and proteins), use of bioreactors, recombinant DNA technology, generation of cell cultures, immunological method applications, regulatory compliance (GMPs and GLPs), accurate documentation, and laboratory safety skills. The Basic Biotechnician certificate introduces hands-on laboratory training needed for entry-level employment in a biotechnological laboratory. The Advanced Biotechnician certificate provides practical laboratory skills to supplement theoretical knowledge to improve employability in the biotechnology industry. Some courses are dual credit and college credit can be earned while students are enrolled in secondary school. See program plan for more information.