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.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of molecular biology, including DNA, genes, proteins, and genomes.
- Use online resources such as NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) and bioinformatics applications to research and analyze biological data.
- 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
|CIS 010||INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS||3|
|Select one course from the following:||3-4|
|MODERN HUMAN GENETICS|
or BIOL 102A
|BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY - BASIC TECHNIQUES|
or BIOL 110
|INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY|
|Select one course from the following:||4|
|STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES|
or STAT 050
or STAT 050H
|HONORS ELEMENTARY STATISTICS|
|CIS 012||INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING USING PYTHON||3|
|BIOL 028||INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS||3|
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