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Biotechnology Post-baccalaureate

Certificate

Program number: 900071CERT

Overview

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

Program Courses

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

  • Introduce genes into bacteria
  • Perform PCR
  • Purify proteins
  • Work with mammalian cell culture
  • Learn 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 Biotech 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

This program is not offered online.


Admission

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

After Acceptance

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

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at  EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2015-2016 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

Courses
Courses

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

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. 

Careers

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.  

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