Biotechnology Certificate

Greater Kansas City and specifically Johnson County have numerous biological-, pharmaceutical- and chemical-related formulating, manufacturing, research and testing companies. Many of these facilities employ scientific technicians to support the endeavors of their professional scientists and engineers.

JCCC’s science technology program is designed to develop scientific support personnel for the metropolitan area.

This program offers specific knowledge and training designed to provide you with entry-level skills for employment as a technician. It also provides the breadth of background sufficient to encourage change and flexibility.

The biotechnology vocational certificate is for students seeking employment in the biotechnology industry either in private or academic research laboratories. This certificate will demonstrate to potential employers that the student has experience in performing a variety of techniques necessary for the day-to-day operation.

(Major Code 6150; State CIP Code 41.0101)

First Semester

CHEM 122Principles of Chemistry*5
Total Hours5

Second Semester

BIOL 135Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOT 160Introduction to Biotechnology*2
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I*3
PHYS 133Applied Physics*5
Total Hours14

Third Semester

BIOT 165Laboratory Safety*1
BIOT 230Microbiology for Biotechnology*5
BIOT 260Biotechnology Methods*5
CHEM 140Principles of Organic Biological Chemistry*5
Total Hours16

Fourth Semester (optional)

BIOT 265Biotechnology Internship*4
Total Hours4

Total Program Hours: 35-39