Biotechnology

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 01511)

Provides training in the theory and practices of biotechnology, which include introduction to microbiology, cell biology, and molecular biology techniques. Each participant is required to take a qualifying examination prior to certification.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Demonstrate skills, based on biotechnology industry requirements, necessary to successfully apply, interview and perform in biotechnology research internships and/or professional jobs.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
MATH 70 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA II * 4
 Units4
Second Semester
BIOL 100 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY * 3
BIOL 101 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY * 1
BIOL 205 DNA SCIENCE I 2
BIOL 229 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH I 3
CHEM 170
PREPARATION FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY
or GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4-5
 Units13-14
Third Semester
BIOL 206 DNA SCIENCE II 2
BIOL 211 INTRODUCTION TO CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 4
BIOL 230 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH II 3
BIOL 265 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
 Units13
 Total Units30-31
*

Higher-numbered courses are also acceptable: BIOL 210 can replace BIOL 100/BIOL 101; CHEM 170 or CHEM 200 can be replaced by higher-numbered chemistry courses; and MATH 70 can be replaced by higher-numbered math courses.

Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.