Stackable CredentialsStudents completing the CPB will not only be highly qualified for entry-level positions, but they will also be well situated to continue their education in the biotechnology fields. All of the courses are requirements of DSU’s Bioinformatics bachelors degree and they also meet many of the first-year requirements for any of the Biological or Chemical degrees offered at DSU as well as the Bachelors in Computer Science.
CourseA student completing any of the required courses for the CPB would have a stronger background in biotechnology and could obtain an entry level job. If they start the process by taking the high school-level Biotechnology course, they could take the CTE Biotechnology certification exam.
CertificateA student completing all 21-22 credits of the CPB will have sufficient knowledge and skill to be highly competitive for entry level jobs with salaries starting at $10-12/hour. These students would require considerably less on-the-job training than their peers.
Associate's DegreeStudents could stack the CPB toward the completion of an Associates of Science by taking the additional 18-33 credits (depending on the courses chosen) required for this degree
Bachelor's DegreeStudents who stack the CPB toward the completion of a Bachelor’s would be eligible for more advanced lab technician positions in management and starting salaries of $14+/hour leading to a career with a median salary of around $62,000. Stacking the CPB toward a Bachelor’s will also speed up the time it takes them to graduate as most STEM fields can take a minimum of three years of course work even if a student has completed their general education requirements through CE.
Biotech Certificate Courses
Object Oriented Programming
Genetics & Biotechnology
Principles of Biology Lab
Principles of Chemistry
Principles of Biology
Fundamentals of Programming
Principles of Chemistry Lab