To assess state level degree plan changes, the following Biotechnology programs have been deactivated for the 2017-2018 academic year: Associates of Applied Science, Advance Technical Certificate, and Enhanced Skills Certificate. Please Note: This change will not affect the Middle College programs held at the Texas Bioscience Institute.
The Advanced Technical Certificate allows students with a previous background in the sciences or a degree in the sciences (i.e., minimum of AAS or AA degree or junior level standing with a minimum of 64 semester hours) to obtain the skills necessary for employment in the rapidly expanding and exciting biotechnology related professions, particularly biomedical research.
The curriculum for the ATC consists of the biotechnology program courses of the AAS degree program and an Internship in a biotechnology laboratory. Students should have a strong science/math background. It is recommended that any science related degree or science courses be completed within the last 5 years. A program application and approval of the Biotechnology Department Chair is required for enrollment.