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Madison College's Biotechnology Post-baccalaureate Traditional Certificate offers hands-on training needed to be successful in today's biotech job market.
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.
- Bachelor’s degree with a background in biology and chemistry
- Knowledge of genetics and microbiology are helpful
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
Explore financial aid eligibility for Biotechnology Post-baccalaureate.
All courses for this program are offered only in person.
View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
- Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.10-007-1033 credits10-007-1043 credits10-007-1053 credits10-007-1163 credits10-007-1173 credits10-007-1181 credits10-007-1191 credits10-007-1213 credits10-007-1223 credits10-007-1233 credits10-007-1243 credits10-007-1253 credits10-007-1361 credits10-007-1371 credits10-007-1522 credits10-007-1552 credits10-007-1744 credits10-102-1343 credits
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.
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.
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion15Tuition$2047.50Materials/Supplemental Costs$958.60Other Costs$0.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$3006.10