CCRI’s Biotechnology program includes courses in biotechnology, microbiology, chemical technology and instrumentation. Coursework is designed to mirror many of the concepts and techniques used in biotechnology and related industries. In addition to coursework, students will have access to industry professionals through classroom speakers, manufacturing facility tours, industry seminars and professional networking.
The Biotechnology program offers hands-on, competency-based instruction designed for entry-level students or retraining for individuals with previous workplace and/or educational experience. The 18-credit certificate program focuses on the techniques and skills leading companies look for in the area of biomanufacturing. Biotechnology certificate credits can be used toward the completion of the Science track leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. This allows students the option of working in the biotechnology field while completing their degree. Alternatively, students can complete the Associate in Science degree and the Biotechnology certificate program concurrently.
Note: Students are required to receive a grade of C or better in the courses required for the Biotechnology certificate or obtain special permission from the program coordinator. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.