Award: Certificate in Biotechnology
For more information: Contact Dr. Laurie Host,
443-412-2306, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dean Deborah Wrobel,
443-412-2240, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Advising, Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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The Biotechnology Certificate program prepares students
in the techniques and skills needed for entry-level bioscience
laboratory work. By stressing the basic principles of the
natural and physical sciences, with strong emphasis on
biotechnology and analytical techniques and applications, the
program prepares students for semiprofessional employment
in biotechnology, chemical, and biological laboratories.
The certificate also lays the foundation for more advanced
education in the sciences, and will allow students with a
previous degree in the sciences to obtain the skills necessary
for employment in the rapidly-expanding biotechnology
sector. The bioscience/biotechnology industry is expected
to continue to experience growth and to remain a high
priority in Maryland.
Upon completion of the Biotechnology Certificate, the student will be able to:
- Describe and explain concepts in biotechnology and the biomanufacturing process.
- Practice professional integrity and competency integral to biotechnology research, industry, and ethics.
- Design, organize, and manage a laboratory notebook including protocols and experimental results.
- Perform basic laboratory skills essential for following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), and laboratory safety.
- Collect, analyze and interpret scientific data, using computer technologies and established research and statistical methods.
- Use and apply the scientific method to develop, organize, execute and interpret experiments in a logical and timely manner.
- Communicate effectively in oral and written English.
- Evaluate the effects of biotechnology on society.
- Illustrate the potential for teamwork by working effectively with others.
- Employ laboratory methods and techniques required by emerging technologies in the field of biotechnology.
* For the Independent Study: Biology course contact STEM division dean for more information.
Biotechnology, 35 credits
Occupations: Biological Technician
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-4021.00
Tuition and Fees: $4800
Time to Completion: 2 years
Note: The 2011-2012 Catalog was used to define credits to completion, and program cost.
Program length is calculated based on average 9 credits per semester, assumed the student was college ready and not required to take developmental course(s).
These figures are based on estimations, and do not include any increases that may occur in course materials or credit fees.
For additional information go to: http://www.harford.edu/catalog/pdf/gainful-employment.pdf
Recommended Course Sequence
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003
and ENG 012, or ENG 018; and MATH 001 or MATH 010. See graduation
requirement details in this catalog for further information.