The Biotechnology certificate is designed for the technician-in training with the academic background and work experience to complete a program in one year, work immediately, and advance with on-the-job experience. The credits earned in the certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. degree or to many B.S. degrees at upper division institutions. Some areas of opportunity for technicians with this certificate include: biomedical technology, biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, plant research, and forensics.