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Biotechnology Post-Baccalaureate
Program Number: 900071CERT
Your Degree:
Area of Study:
Science, Math and Natural Resources
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
15 Credits | Finish training in 1-2 semesters
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  • Program Overview

    Madison College's Biotechnology Post-baccalaureate Traditional Certificate offers hands-on training needed to be successful in today's biotech job market.

    Program Courses

    Courses stress the workplace skills and biotechnology techniques valued by biotech industry partners. In addition to practicing work-place communication, you can develop technical skills in: 

    • Introducing genes into bacteria
    • Performing PCR
    • Purifying proteins
    • Working with mammalian cell culture
    • Learning about bioinformatics

    All of our courses are taught in fully equipped laboratories that allow you access to the supplies and equipment used in industry.

    The Biotechnology Post-baccalaureate Certificate is designed to be:

    • Flexible: Finish in as little as one semester or take courses over several years. Contact us to help you design a plan that fits your needs and lifestyle.
    • Individualized: Choose courses that focus on a single area or create a program that gives you broad training.

    Biotech Post-baccalaureate students vary in age, experience, academic background and career goals but share the ambition to apply science to solve problems. 

    Program Prerequisites

    • Bachelor’s degree with a background in biology and chemistry  
    • Knowledge of genetics and microbiology are helpful

    Program Details

    ​Students in the Biotech Post-baccalaureate Certificate can attend full or part time.

    Biotech Post-baccalaureate certificate classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax

    Visit us on Facebook to learn more about our Biotechnology Post-Baccalaureate Certificate or follow us at our Instagram @madisoncollege.edu_biotech 


    Earning your Biotech Post-baccalaureate Certificate at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work in:  

    • Research Scientists
    • Entry-level Scientists
    • Associate Scientists
    • Process Scientists
    • Laboratory Manager
    • Quality Assurance
    • Laboratory Supervisor
    • Team Leader 

    Over 90% of students receive employment offers before completing their certificate. Graduates are employed at dozens of companies, government labs and academic settings in the Madison area. They work in research, production and quality environments.  

  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    In addition, participants choose a minimum of 12 additional credits from the following list:
  • Admission

    To Apply

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.  

  • Career Outcomes

    The certificate curriculum includes eight courses from the Biotechnology Lab Technician program. Students may elect to take either Cell Culturing, 10-007-123, or Protein Bioseparations Methods, 10-007-122. All other courses in the curriculum, or their equivalent from another college, are required to obtain a certificate. The curriculum may be completed in two semesters or longer.

    Students completing this certificate will have the laboratory skills and knowledge needed for entry-level employment in biotechnology laboratories in both the public and private sector. Students are required to meet with the program director for advising and course scheduling plans.

    This certificate is perfect for individuals who have a theoretical bioscience background but need biotechnology laboratory skills in order to improve employment prospects. 

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