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