Diploma - 35 credits

About this program
The Bioscience curriculum includes the foundations of the sciences - biology, chemistry, microbiology, and genetics. It is intended to meet the increasing demand for laboratory technicians skilled in techniques commonly used in biotechnology and bio-manufacturing.
Program outcomes
  1. Summarize scientific principles related to chemical and biological systems.
  2. Apply the concepts of molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology to the development of novel compounds and organisms with desired characteristics.
  3. Explain the theory, function and application of traditional and emerging technologies.
  4. Formulate and test hypotheses by designing, performing and troubleshooting laboratory experiments.
  5. Analyze experimental data, recognizing potential sources of error.
  6. Effectively communicate experimental findings, both orally and in writing.
  7. Operate state-of-the-art equipment routinely used in biotechnology and bio-manufacturing applications.
  8. Competently perform techniques used in biotechnology and biomanufacturing.
  9. Demonstrate proficient computer skills using a variety of applications/software.
  10. Discuss quality control and quality assurance (QC/QA); good laboratory, manufacturing and clinical practices (GLPs/GMPs/GCPs); and regulatory frameworks governing the field of biomanufacturing.
  11. Demonstrate professionalism and related soft skills.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440