Biotechnology Intensive Post-baccalaureate


Program number: 900072CERT


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 business of biotechnology.
  • Complete a short, laboratory-based individual project.
  • Participate in a poster fair attended by peers, colleagues and industry professionals.

Program Details

Courses must be completed in one semester

Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 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

Explore financial aid eligibility for Biotechnology Intensive Post-baccalaureate.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.


To Apply

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.

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. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.   


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 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.



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. 

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