Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Biotechnology

Credits required 28

Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs Anthony Ucci

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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