Biological Technology – Computational Biology – Certificate of Achievement

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Courses that are part of the Biological Technology - Computational Biology curriculum are designed to prepare students to work in the biotechnology industry by providing training in basic data acquisition, management, and analysis in laboratory environments. This is an interdisciplinary program including courses and practical training in statistics, basic concepts of molecular biology, bioinformatics programming, and use of bioinformatics applications and resources.

Employment opportunities include: biomedical industry, academic research institutions, pharmaceuticals companies, and genetic engineering laboratories.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of molecular biology, including DNA, genes, proteins, and genomes.
  2. Use online resources such as NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) and bioinformatics applications to research and analyze biological data.
  3. Understand and use computer programs to perform customized analyses of biological data, using statistical measures to determine the significance of results.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
CIS 010INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
Select one course from the following:3-4
MODERN HUMAN GENETICS
BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY - BASIC TECHNIQUES
INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
Semester II
Select one course from the following:4
STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
HONORS ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
CIS 012INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING USING PYTHON3
BIOL 028INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS3
Total Units16-17

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This Certificate of Achievement is not eligible as a major for an Associate Degree.