Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Biotechnology

Credits required 28

Dean

Peter Schuyler

Program contact

Robert Rak, Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Technology, ext. 2771

Program Goals Statement

  • Learn the essential knowledge and develop lab skills for entry-level biotech positions, including setting up sample analysis, maintaining automated instruments, and preparing materials for research scientists.
  • Program Information
  • Massachusetts is a national leader in biotechnology and needs well-trained workers for this growing field.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

BIO 126Introduction to Biotechnology

3 credits

BIO 240Cell Biology

4 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience I

3 credits

CHM 116Health Science Chemistry II

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Choose one of the following

BIO 239Elements of Microbiology

4 credits

CHM 225Biochemistry

4 credits

CHM 226Chemistry of Nucleic Acids

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

BIO 126Introduction to Biotechnology

3 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience I

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

BIO 240Cell Biology

4 credits

CHM 116Health Science Chemistry II

4 credits

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

BIO 239Elements of Microbiology

4 credits

Or

CHM 225Biochemistry

4 credits

Or

CHM 226Chemistry of Nucleic Acids

4 credits

And

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