Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Biotechnology

Credits required 28


Sarmad Saman

Program contact

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

Program Code: BG

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.

Program 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

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

Total Credit Hours:4

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

BIO 121, BIO 126, CED 210, ENG 101

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

BIO 240, CHM 116, MTH 119

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

BIO 239 or CHM 225 or CHM 226

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