Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate
The College Credit Certificate program has been designed for those students who are currently employed in the biotechnology industry or for those who would like to pursue a biotechnology career or have a bachelors degree in another academic discipline.
The Biotechnology College Credit Certificate provides the student with comprehensive knowledge, specific competencies and lab techniques that enhance current skill while establishing a foundation for a successful bioscience career.
This 19-credit certificate offers courses in biotechnology principles, tissue culture, instrumentation and includes an internship with local bioscience firms and institutions.
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
The Biotechnology credit certificate can be completed in 18 months. The certificate includes nineteen credits in Biotechnology skills.
The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.
For More Information
Dr. Becky Mercer, Director of Biotechnology Programs mercerb@PalmBeachState.edu , (561) 207-5059
Dr. Alexandra Gorgevska, Department Chair for Natural Science & Biotechnology gorgevsa@PalmBeachState.edu , (561) 207-5003
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Credits: 15|
|BSC2421||Introduction to Biotechnology||3|
|BSC2421L||Introduction to Biotechnology Lab||2|
|BSC2420L||Biotechnology 1 Lab||2|
|BSC2427||Biotechnology 2, Molecular Biology, Cell & Immunobiology||3|
|BSC2427L||Biotechnology 2, Molecular Biology, Cell and Immunobiology Lab||2|
|Electives (4 Credits Required)||Credits: 4|
|BSC2416C||Introduction to Tissue Culture Lab||2|
|BSC2426C||Introduction to Biotechnology Instrumentation Lab||2|
|Total Program Credits: 19|
|All students must have the corequisites of CHM1045/L for BSC2420/L and the corequesites of CHM1046/L for BSC2427/L or complete these courses during their enrollment in the certificate.|
Careers in Biotechnology include: Research Associate, Cell Culture Technician, Cloning Technician. Quality Control Technician, Bioinformaticist, Fermentation Specialist, Regulatory Affairs, Patent Law, Molecular Ecologist, Agriculture Biotechnologist, Protein Purification Specialist, Forensic Crime Lab Technician, Cell Biologist, Brewmaster, Business Development, Mass Spectroscopist.
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.
Career Path Notes
Credits in this certificate program will transfer directly into the Associate in Arts (AA) or the Associate in Science(AS) degree program in Biotechnology.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/