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Biotechnology Intensive Post-Baccalaureate
Program Number: 900072CERT
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 Intensive Post-baccalaureate Biotechnology Certificate offers hands-on training for professionals who have a bachelor's degree and want to learn biotechnology skills needed to be successful in the job market. 

    Program Prerequisites

    To enroll in the Intensive Post-baccalaureate Biotechnology Certificate, you must have a bachelor’s degree with a background in biology and chemistry. Knowledge of genetics and microbiology is helpful.

    Program Courses

    Courses are developed with local industry advice and are taught in fully equipped laboratories that allow you access to the supplies and equipment used in the industry. Coursework is group-oriented and project-based. You will:

    • Learn about the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) current good manufacturing practice (cGMP).
    • Practice documentation.
    • Work with advanced instrumentation.
    • Introduce genes into bacteria.
    • Perform Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
    • Purify proteins.
    • Work with mammalian cell culture.
    • Learn about the biotechnology industry.

    Program Details

    Courses must be completed in one semester. This program is offered in Fall semesters only.

    Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (On Tuesday classes meet from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

    Students in the Biotech Post-baccalaureate Intensive Certificate must attend full time.

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

    • Madison - Truax

    Visit us on Facebook to learn more about our Biotechnology Intensive Post-Baccalaureate Certificate or follow us at our Instagram @madisoncollege_biotech

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

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

    Over 90 percent of Madison College Biotech students are placed in related jobs. Graduates have worked in more than 50 different companies in the Dane County area. Graduates are employed at dozens of companies, government labs and academic settings. 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.

  • 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.  


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