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Program Outcomes - Biotechnology Certificate

Upon successful completion of the Biotechnology certificate program, the learner will be able to:

1. Use the scientific method, and critical thinking skills to ask questions and solve problems. 
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2. Follow a protocol or Standard Operating Procedure independently, including locating materials and equipment, practicing Good Lab Procedures and accurately performing all experimental procedures.
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3. Analyze experimental results, differentiating between expected and unexpected results, trouble shooting, interpreting results and making conclusions.
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4. Demonstrate proficiency in maintaining a safe work place, including observation of lab safety procedures, use of personal protective equipment, identification of hazards and proper handling, storage and disposal of commonly used chemicals and biohazardous materials.
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5. Demonstrate professionalism in the classroom and workplace, including accountability, ethics, time management, etiquette and appropriate dress.
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6. Demonstrate improvement in communication skills, including maintenance of a laboratory notebook, oral presentations, and written reports.
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7. Calibrate and use a variety of common types of lab equipment used in recombinant DNA technology, proteomics and cell culture.
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8. Calculate and prepare common biotechnology laboratory solutions.
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9. Apply the principles of general and organic chemistry to biotechnology.
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10. Apply the fundamentals of protein and DNA chemistry, and immunology to techniques in biotechnology.
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Demonstrate proficiency with standard techniques in liquid measurement, recombinant DNA technology, protein purification and identification, and cell culture.
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12. Demonstrate proficiency with aseptic technique and standard procedures and prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell culture.
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13. Demonstrate improvement in use of computers in the laboratory, including applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and use of online resources.
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14. Develop proficiency in laboratory management, including maintenance of an orderly work environment, inventory and ordering, and set up or maintenance of equipment.
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15. Develop ethics in biotechnology, including confidentiality and scientific accountability.
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16. Identify careers in biotechnology, and skills required for landing a job.
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