Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Instructional Program (CIP)
The Biotechnology Program is a four 1/2-month training, which includes entry level skills in biotech principles and lab techniques, emphasizing safety, accuracy, and lab protocol. Students explore
career pathways and bioethical implications. Expands on previous learning to include cell culture techniques. Students gain further experience in the lab conducting separation and identification
Biotechnology Laboratory Technician I- BLT I (first 13 credit hours) provides entry level skills in biotechnology principles and laboratory techniques with an emphasis in safety, accuracy, and an
50 adherence to protocols in the laboratory. Students explore the field of biotechnology including career pathways and bioethical implications.
Biotechnology Laboratory Technician II- BLT II (second 10 credit hours) expands on biotechnology principles and laboratory application to include cell culture techniques and genetic
technologies. Students gain future experience in the lab conducting separation and identification techniques. The culminating course is a capstone experience. The courses are designed to align with the industry standards for a biotechnology laboratory technician role.
Program Learning Objectives
1. Describe basic biological and chemical principles and concepts as they pertain to the field of biotechnology.
2. Maintain a safe and productive work environment.
3. Perform accurate laboratory procedures, measurements, calculations, and data analyses.
4. Develop reasonable conclusions based on the analysis of biological data.
5. Model job-related skills such as communication, teamwork, and accountability.
6. Explore the social and cultural factors affecting the field of biotechnology.
Program Length (Weeks)
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
Curriculum Competency Based
biotechnology lab techniques, safety, biotech math, cell culture technique
2002 W. 39th St., Kansas City, KS
3 - Workforce Investment Area III
Name of Credential
Certificate in Biotechnology
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Kauffman Foundation Tuition-Assistance program - all tuition, fees, books, and other costs (testing fees for MT1 and BASE) fully-funded.
100% of tuition/fees refunded is student drops prior to class. or during the first week of class, or if class is cancelled. After the first week, each student who has completed 50% or less of a course and withdraws is eligible for a partial refund. The % is based on the total number of calendar days in the course total number of calendar days completed. No refunds if the last date of attendance was after completing 50%.
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
Total In-State Program Cost