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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Biotechnology Lab Specialist Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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Program Description:

Shoreline Community College offers a short-term Biotechnology Lab Specialist Certificate of Completion (CC) to prepare students for an entry-level position in laboratories involved in the production of genetically engineered drugs, gene therapy, microbiology, virology, forensic science, agriculture and environmental science. This program is designed for post-baccalaureate students. Students pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree should follow the Biological Sciences Pre-Major (AS-T1)  planning guide.

Biotechnology Lab Specialist - What is it?

The Biotechnology Laboratory Specialist Program prepares students for work in laboratories involved in any aspect of biotechnical processes. The curriculum provides a foundation in a variety of math and science disciplines including algebra, statistics, chemistry, biology, microbiology and computer science. Students gain a working knowledge of molecular biology, recombinant DNA, immunology, protein purification, bioinformatics and tissue culture, both through classroom lectures and extensive hands-on laboratory learning experiences.

Certificate of Completion (37-38 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program required.

Program Prerequisites:

To be eligible to enter the program, students must have received at least a 2.0 in each of these classes (or an equivalent course) within the last 5 years. Meet with an advisor to discuss whether your prior education or professional experience can be considered sufficient to waive any of the program prerequisites.

Application Required:

An application is required to enter the four-quarter Core Biotech Sequence of classes (listed under “Completion Requirements”).

Please see an advisor for an application form or visit: http://www.shoreline.edu/biotechnology/application.aspx.

Core Biotech Sequence

Certificate Completion

To have this Certificate added to your transcript, after completion of all required courses please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the Office of Instruction at jaydelotte@shoreline.edu or by phone at 206-546-4719.

Where can I go for help?

Program Advisor:

Rachel Rawle  346-298-2339 rrawle@shoreline.edu Rm 2809
Orlando de Lange  206-533-6795 odelange@shoreline.edu Rm 2811

STEM Navigator:

Maribel Tirado 426-954-7242 biotech@shoreline.edu

Program Information:

Length of Program: 37-38 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Fall
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $660/yr for lab fees
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: http://shoreline.edu/programs/biotechnology/

Plan code: BLTBLC20

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