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Biotechnology Takes You Places

Biotechnology is a rapidly growing field that has an increased need for skilled laboratory technicians. Butler’s advanced biotechnology degree prepares you for an entry-level position in a laboratory. Either go straight to work in a university, medical center, food or pharmaceutical lab, or transfer to a four-year science program.

Become Competent in:

  • Employing standard testing procedures
  • Techniques for laboratory analysis
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Operation of equipment
  • Safe lab techniques
  • Manipulation of DNA
  • Manufacturing-scale biotechnology processes
  • Bacterial, mammalian and plant cell culturing techniques
  • Handling of tissue cultures

Earning a Certificate:

Butler Community College and Manhattan Area Technical College’s (MATC) BIOTEKS (Biotechnology Training in Kansas) program have joined forces to expand the availability of biotechnology instruction in Kansas.

  • View lectures online through MATC (Manhattan Area Technical College), partner institution in biotechnology
  • Attend lab courses at Butler
  • Students must be accepted into the program and dual register
  • There are three prerequisite/concurrent classes required to finish the program.  Microbiology (BI250), Chemistry (CH110), and a Lab biology class (usually BI 110 or BI 215) or equivalent classes from another institution.

One-Week Bootcamp

Ask Your Advisor about the Chemistry Review / Biology Bootcamp Are you apprehensive about taking general biology, chemistry, microbiology or A & P courses? Butler has a quick refresher course that helps prepare you for our science courses. This one-week boot camp helps you learn crucial concepts, review material and understand what is expected of you. By taking this one-week (5 or 7 day options available), not-for-credit class, you get a jumpstart on your science class success. This developmental course is scheduled the week before the start of each semester and is ineligible for college credit. To join the boot camp, register with your advisor.

The certification program extends over a three-semester period culminating during the summer session with an internship at a biotechnology company/lab.