Associate of Science
This program is designed to meet the need for skilled workers in the biotechnology industry. It provides training for varying levels of technical skills (tissue culture, sterile technique, DNA/protein protocols) for those interested in laboratory employment, whether they are in the biotechnology industry, medical or academic research institution. Career paths include laboratory assistant/associate, manufacturing technician and quality control technician.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Prepare lab reagents and conduct experiments with minimum sources of error using basic instruments and math skills.
- Work effectively in cooperative teams in a lab setting to design and complete experiments.
- Report the analysis of laboratory findings using both oral and written communication skills.
- Evaluate principle practices, societal issues and implications of biotechnology.
Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer into a Biology program at four year schools, including Point Park University. It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.