Certificate of Completion in Biotechnology

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Biotechnology (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5079
Total Credits Required
41

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Biological Technicians $33,110
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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 the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
8
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I RC 4
CHM151 General Chemistry I Course may be waived with High School Chemistry RC 3
CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory Course may be waived with High School Chemistry RC 1

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
9
BIO240 General Genetics RC 4
BIO244 General Genetics Laboratory Course offered in Spring only RC 1
CHM152 General Chemistry II RC 3
CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory RC 1

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
9
BIO212AA Biotechnology I Course offered in Fall only RC 5
BIO220 Biology of Microorganisms RC 4

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6
BIO211AA Biotechnology Seminar: Biomedical Applications RC 1
BIO212AB Biotechnology II Course offered in Spring only RC 5

Term 5

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
9
BIO212AC Biotechnology III Course offered in Summer only RC 5
BIO249 Applied Biosciences: Biotechnology Internship RC 4

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Program Area Key

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

Disclaimer

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

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.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Biotechnology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=73531).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.