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The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.

Course work emphasizes:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • mathematics
  • technical communications

The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve in at least three distinct capacities including:

  1. Research Assistant to a biologist or chemist.
  2. Laboratory Technician/Instrumentation Technician.
  3. Quality Control/Quality Assurance Technician.

Research and Development
Forensic Laboratories
Customer Service

General Biology I and II
Basic Lab Techniques
Bioprocess Techniques
Cell Culture
Immunological Techniques
Introduction to Chemistry and Chemistry Lab
Organic and Biochemistry
Introduction to Computers
Recombinant DNA Technology

Students can perform basic laboratory techniques, calculations, and procedures properly.
Students can recognize laboratory hazards and adhere to proper safety protocol.
Students can explain the process of biotech product development and production utilizing cGMPs.
Students can demonstrate proficiency in specialized laboratory techniques in the areas of cell culture, recombinant DNA technology, bioprocess, and product analysis.
Students can accurately document laboratory activities in a laboratory notebook.