About this course
The Biotechnology Science program prepares students for entry-level laboratory technician positions in research and industrial laboratories engaged in biotechnology. Graduates may choose career paths in the medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, or forensic science industries, as well as basic biological research. The program emphasizes hands-on training utilizing industry standard equipment to perform both routine and specialized experimental techniques.
Students become adept in macromolecular separation and characterization, genetic manipulation, cell culture, and microbial growth control. Fundamental laboratory skills such as documentation, reagent preparation, safety, troubleshooting, good laboratory practice (GLP), and good manufacturing practice (GMP) are stressed.