BIOSC157/159: Knowledge, training, and experience applicable to life science careers. This is THE course to get you ready to find a job with a biotech company, academic or government research lab, or even a cannabis testing firm. Gain technical practice with analytical instruments, formulate and use laboratory reagents, and grow the organisms at the heart of the biotechnology industry. If you have some science background (math, biology or chemistry), this is the perfect way to use the knowledge you arlready have to build skills and experience.

Offered in Spring Semesters: for Spring 2022, BIOSC157-1558 / BIOSC159-1559 meet Monday and Wednesday 2:30-5:35PM. Starts January 24.

What happens in this course?

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Good Laboratory Practice

lab notebook, technical skill, improving SOP's

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Laboratory solutions

growth media, extraction buffers, assays

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Precision measuring devices

micropipettes, analytic balance, spectrophotometry

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Data interpretation and analysis

excel, statistics, graphing

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Bioseparations

HPLC, FPLC, agarose gel, centrifiguation

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Microscopy

sample preparation, staining, analysis

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cGMP

following SOP's, batch recrods, validation

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Aseptic technique

biosafety cabinets, media, avoid sample contamination

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Lab calculations

dilutions, standard curves, solution recipes

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Precision measuring devices

micropipettes, analytic balance, spectrophotometry

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DNA technology

PCR, extraction, Next generation sequencing

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Skills In

  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Bioassays
  • Maintaining detailed lab records

Knowledge of

  • Lab processes and procedures
  • cGMP and GLP
  • Batch records

Ability to

  • Method development
  • Follow SOP’s
  • Accurate data collection

Who should take this course?

  • Biotechnology students
  • Biology students
  • STEM majors
  • Preparation for entry-level work
  • Excellent prep for internships
  • Cannabis testing

What type of jobs does it prepare for?

  • Research and lab support
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Quality Control Technician/Assistant

More details about Foundations in Biotechnology here.

Part of certificates

  • Biotechnology Technician
  • AS Biotechnology
  • Laboratory Professional I (NC)
  • Biological testing technician (NC)