Biotechnology is the use of living organisms, cells and biological molecules to solve problems or make useful products.
Health Care Biopharmaceuticals, Diagnostics, Medical Devices
Agriculture/Aquaculture Crop Yields, Pesticides, Fertilizers
Waste Management Wastewater, Treatment, Bio-Remediation
Industrial Biotechnology I:
Students will learn about the history, benefits, career opportunities, cell structure and function, law and ethics, experimental design, safety procedures, solution preparation, basic equipment, DNA Isolation/Analysis, sterile technique, culturing microorganisms, environmental monitoring, data analysis, documentation and communication.
Industrial Biotechnology II:
Students will learn about transformation, culture scale-up, recombinant proteins, production of proteins, protein quantification, filtration and purification, ELISA, PAGE, Western/Southern Blot, PCR, Assay Development, quality control, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, and product marketing.
Industrial Biotechnology III:
At this level, it will be CTE credit only. Students will experience independent design and implementation of student projects, simulating employment in a biotechnology-based industry and utilizing industry partners.
CERTIFICATION: Biotechnician Assistant
Santa Fe College, Gainesville
Florida State College, Jacksonville
Hillsborough Community College
Palm Beach College, Palm Beach
Miami-Dade College, Miami
Indian River State College, Ft. Pierce
Seminole CC (Dual Enrollment)
Tallahassee (complete at SFC)