Certificate of Completion in Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code

5079

Credits

41

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Biotechnology prepares students for careers as technical assistants in federal, state, and local government laboratories, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and bioengineering laboratories, agriculture and horticulture, microbiology, environmental and academic laboratories. The program included courses designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the field by focusing on competency and technical expertise with state-of-the art laboratory protocol and critical consideration of current topics in biotechnology. The core focus is hands-on experience in the laboratory followed by an internship.

Program Prerequisites

High School Diploma or GED, CHM130 and CHM130LL or one year of High School Chemistry, MAT120 or MAT121 or MAT122 or equivalent as indicated by assessment.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
8
RC BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 4
RC CHM151 General Chemistry I 3
RC CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory 1

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
9
RC BIO240 General Genetics 4
RC BIO244 General Genetics Laboratory 1
RC CHM152 General Chemistry II 3
RC CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory 1

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
9
RC BIO212AA Biotechnology I 5
RC BIO220 Biology of Microorganisms 4

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
6
RC BIO211AA Biotechnology Seminar: Biomedical Applications 1
RC BIO212AB Biotechnology II 5

Term 5

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
9
RC BIO212AC Biotechnology III 5
RC BIO249 Applied Biosciences: Biotechnology Internship 4

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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