Biotechnology Lab Assistant Skills Certificate

Division: Natural Sciences


The Biotechnology Lab Assistant Skills Certificate will prepare a student to work in entry-level positions in biotech and science-related industries. This program is focused on practical laboratory skills with training in a working laboratory setting. Employment opportunities include: biomedical industry, academic research labs, pharmaceutical industry, agriculture and food science labs. This certificate requires 13 units in required courses, with a grade of C or better in each course.

Required Courses (8-13 units)
BIOL 190 F Introduction to Biotechnology3
BIOL 190LF Introduction to Biotechnology Lab1
BIOL 191 F Biotechnology A - Basic Laboratory Skills4
CHEM 101 F Chemistry for Allied Health Science5
or CHEM 107 F Preparation for General Chemistry
or Minimum score of 80% on the Chemistry Assessment.0
Total Units13

Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the professions available in the biotechnology and molecular biosciences industry.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of laboratory safety regulations, recognize potential hazards, and practice safe and proficient use of laboratory equipment.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate hands-on proficiency in basic molecular biology laboratory techniques.

Outcome 4: Demonstrate an understanding of basic molecular biology laboratory techniques.