Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Advanced Technical Certificate
- Nine month program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Biotechnology AAS Degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-Montgomery
- Biotechnology Departments
For students with an AS or BS degree in the natural sciences, LSC-Montgomery offers an advanced technical certificate (ATC) in biotechnology. Students who have taken the prerequisite courses in chemistry and biology can complete the Biotechnology ATC in one year. The program requires only seven courses, including an internship, and thus allows students rapid entry into the biotech workforce.
Students with the appropriate level of prior training may elect to take individual courses within the biotechnology core, with the exception of the internship course. A student, for example, may take the Molecular Biology Techniques course (BITC 2441) to gain skills in that area.
LSC-Montgomery Biotechnology Institute (MCBI)
The LSC-Montgomery Biotechnology Institute (MCBI) was created to establish a point of contact for all biotechnology training inquiries. The Institute's goal is to prepare students for all levels of entry into the biotechnology industry. The MCBI functions to identify and meet biotechnology industry training needs, recruit students using a variety of outreach programs, help retrain workers changing careers through the Biotechnology ATC, and partner with four-year programs.
This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Biotechnology AAS Degree.
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|BITC 1402||Biotechnology Lab Methods & Techniques||4|
|BITC 2411-or-BITC 1491||Biotechnology Lab Instrumentation-or-Introduction to Biomanufacturing||4|
|BITC 2441||Molecular Biology Techniques||4|
|Second Semester Courses||11 Credits|
|BITC 2431||Cell Culture Techniques||4|
|BITC 1191||Special Topics in Biotechnology||1|
|BITC 1250||Special Studies and Bioethical Issues of Biotechnology||1|
|BITC 2445||Medical Biotechnology||4|
|Third Semester Courses||3 Credits|
|BITC 2386||Biotechnology Internship||3|
|Biotechnology Advanced Technical Certificate Program Total||26 Credits|
Median wage $39,0671
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Biological Science Laboratory Technician2
- Biological Technician2
- Research Assistant2
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