Cisco College's Biotechnology program offers a Level I Certificate. Biotechnology is the manipulation of biology to manufacture products that can potentially improve the quality of human life. Examples of biotechnology include synthetic hormones, bio fuels, and pest resistant crops. Our program prepares students for entry-level positions in this rapidly growing industry. Students will receive hands-on learning and gain experience in our labs for scientific tests, experiments, and analyses.


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Strong GPA; courses taken & passed with a "C" or better are viewed favorably.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Biotechnology Technician Level I Certificate Two semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Biotechnology Research Assistant/Technician
    • Laboratory Management and Support Positions
    • Pharmaceutical Research Assistant/Technician
    • Forensic Laboratory Assistant/Technician
    • Federal Government Laboratory Technician
  • Salary Information

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  • Biotechnology Technician Level I Certificate Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    SCIT 1414 Applied General Chemistry4BITC 1350 Special Studies & Biomedical Issues3
    BITC 1311 Intro to Biotechnology3BITC 2411 Biotech Lab Instruments4
    BITC 1402 Biotech Lab Methods/Techniques4BITC 2411 Molecular Biology Techniques4
    BITC 2431 Cell Culture Techniques4BITC 2445 Medical Biotechnology4
    BITC  1391 Special Topics - Immunology 3

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