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Bioscience Lab Skills BLS.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 30 - 32 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Biology
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

The Bioscience Lab Skills certificate will prepare students for internships and some entry level jobs in bioscience laboratories. The students will learn the background of the biotechnology industry, basic lab safety and regulation, and the practical math needed to calculate reagents, dilutions and sample analysis.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate and prepare biological reagents as well as use and calibrate basic laboratory equipment.
  • Demonstrate proper lab safety and behavior.
  • Describe the basics of the bioscience/biotechnology industry and how it is regulated.

Career Opportunities

This certificate prepares students to enter a biotechnology internship and/or the Biotechnology A.A.S. degree program.


Course Title Credits
BIO 1107 Human Biology 3
BIO 1108 Lab for Human Biology 0
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
BTN 1110 Biotechnology & Bioethics 3
BTN 1120 Laboratory Safety & Regulatory Compliance 2
BTN 1130 Biological Reagents Preparation 3
BTN 1131 Lab for Biological Reagents Preparation 0
BTN 1201 Biotechnology Careers 2
MAT 1470 College Algebra 3
(CHE 1111 AND CHE 1151 OR CHE 1211 AND CHE 1251) 4 - 5
(COM 2206 OR COM 2211 OR COM 2225) 3
(BIO 1111 AND BIO 1117 OR BIO 1171) 4 - 5
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.