Career Studies Certificate
Purpose: This curriculum is designed for individuals who seek additional skills to gain employment in the fields of Biotechnology, Health Sciences, and Scientific Research.
Program Objectives: Coursework in this program will provide students with exposure to entry and advanced level skills that may lead to employment in fields related to biotechnology, health sciences, and scientific research. Students will gain an understanding of essential laboratory techniques including utilizing standard operating procedures and quality control methods, aseptic techniques, and key skills related to nucleic acid and protein analysis.
Admission Requirements: This is a restricted admissions program. Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college. Please see the program-specific admission requirements at https://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/science/biotechnology/.
Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses prior to enrollment in this program.
Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1* , MTE 2* , MTE 3* , MTE 4* , MTE 5* , MTE 6* , MTE 7* , MTE 8* , MTE 9* will be required to complete developmental courses.
The following developmental education requirements will need to be completed before taking CHM 111* : MTE 1* -MTE 9* .
Program Notes: Prior to admission, students must have completed BIO 101* with a grade of C or better within the last five years. A grade of C or better must be obtained in all courses for the Biotechnology certificate to be awarded.