Pamela Peters, from Biotechnology: A Guide To Genetic Engineering.
CCAC's biotechnology curriculum was developed with direct input from the region's leading professionals. This ensures that students will graduate with the skills needed for immediate employment in the field.
The biotechnology 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.
Biotechnology is suitable for students interested in science, particularly biological science, who enjoy hands-on work. They should work well as part of a team and have good communication skills.
CCAC's Biotechnology program provides practical work experience at one of the affiliated biotech industries or a university research facility. Techniques learned in Biotechnology Lab I and Biotechnology Lab II will be applied in an actual research setting to give the student more experience while learning practical applications for laboratory procedures.