FAQ About Certification
What can I learn from this program?
The skills you develop in the certification program will benefit you in your coursework, make you more competitive for jobs and graduate assistantships upon graduation, and to see firsthand what being a professional scientist is really like.
- Basic laboratory mathematics and how to make solutions properly.
- Instruction in the safe operation of laboratory equipment.
- Laboratory record-keeping.
- Experimental design.
- Growth and maintenance of microbial cultures.
- Pipetting and Spectrophotometry.
- DNA and Protein isolation and manipulation.
- Data analysis and bioinformatics analysis.
- Skills as a team member working in a research team.
To know more detail information about this class, please go to Biotech Lecture Site
How do I apply ?
- Complete the Online Application Form by the deadline indicated
- Agree to release your academic transcript for review by the selection committee
- If selected as a finalist, schedule and undergo a personal interview with Biotechnology Center faculty and staff
What kind of commitment is required ?
- Attendance and participation at one 3-hour group training session per week for 8 weeks
- 2-3 hours per week of independent work throughtout the duration of the program
What will I receive once I successfully complete the program ?
- A Certificate of Completion
- If desired, one hour of Biol 399 Undergraduate Student Research credit
- Addition of your name to the list of Certified Biotechnologists mailed to all research faculty