Earn Your Certificate in Just 1 Year
The Biotechnology program being offered at West LA College focuses on providing our students with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on laboratory skills to work as a laboratory technician in a wide variety of agricultural, environmental, pharmaceutical and biomanufacturing laboratories. Areas of instruction include: bioinformatics, gene identification, immunoassays, DNA sequencing, genetic engineering, industrial microbiology, cell culture, production processes, biotechnology ethics and regulations.
West's Biotechnology program is designed so that student's can earn a Certificate of Achievement in just 4 semesters.
- Semester One: Biotech 001 - Fundamentals of Biotechnology (3 units) AND Chemistry 060 - Introduction to Chemistry (5 units) **
- Semester Two: Biotech 002 - Biotechnology I
- Semester Three: Biotech 003 - Biotechnology II
- Semester Four: Biotech 102 - Cell Culture
**Those students who have already taken Chemistry 60 as a general education credit will NOT have to repeat this course and can apply it to their certificate