Biotechnology Lab Assistant Skills Certificate
Division: Natural Sciences
PROGRAM CODE: 2C00089
(Approved by the NOCCCD Board of Trustees. Not approved by State Chancellor’s Office. Not eligible for Financial Aid)
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. The Biotechnology Lab Assistant Skills Certificate requires 8-13 units in required courses, with a grade of C or better in each course.
|Required Courses (13 units)|
|BIOL 190 F||Introduction to Biotechnology||3|
|BIOL 190LF||Introduction to Biotechnology Lab||1|
|BIOL 191 F||Biotechnology A: Basic Laboratory Skills||4|
|CHEM 101 F||Chemistry for Allied Health Science||5|
|or CHEM 107 F||Preparation for General Chemistry|
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.