BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY - COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY ( Official )
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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: School of Science and Mathematics

Program Description:
Today’s biotechnology companies depend on the ability of their employees to understand and use computational skills to handle large amounts of research data. This curriculum provides interdisciplinary skills required to seek employment at an entry level in performing data acquisition, management, and analysis in laboratory environments. The certificate program can also benefit working professionals seeking to advance or change their careers.

Students will learn programming, statistics, basic concepts of molecular biology, and use of bioinformatics applications and resources. The program emphasizes the skills necessary to become creative and flexible team members and leaders who can work with others in the dynamic interdisciplinary team environment found in today’s biotechnology companies.

Students in the certificate program will be required to complete a programming project in the Biology 28 class.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Effective: 2006-2007

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement (16-18 units):

Recommended sequence:


Required Units in the Major:    16-18

Required Courses
  Semester I (6-7 units)
CIS 010 - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3.0 units)
  BIOL 102A - BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY - BASIC TECHNIQUES (3.0 units)
  OR
  BIOL 102B - BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY - ADVANCED TECHNIQUES (3.0 units)
  OR
  BIOL 039 - MODERN HUMAN GENETICS (4.0 units)
  OR
  BIOL 001A - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY - EVOLUTION, DIVERSITY, AND ECOLOGY (4.0 units)
  OR
  BIOL 001B - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY - CELLULAR AND ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY (4.0 units)
  OR
  BIOL 001C - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY - INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (4.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (7-8 units)
STAT 018 - STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (4.0 units)
  OR
  STAT 050 - ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (4.0 units)
  &
  CS 010 - PASCAL (4.0 units)
  OR
  CS 012 - C PROGRAMMING (3.0 units)
  OR
  CIS 036 - INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (3 units)
BIOL 028 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None