SUNY Erie's Biotechnological Science Certificate Program provides graduates with an affordable education that combines actual biotechnological and bio-manufacturing practices, lean manufacturing and hands-on lab equipment experiences. Students interested in science, technology, engineering and math will be equipped with the technical skills needed to begin a career right here in Western New York.
Erie Community College has partnered with local pharmaceutical, medical device and food processing companies to train entry-level biotechnology and bio-manufacturing technicians, who can produce new drug discoveries, biomedical devices used in surgeries, and food products in a very clean environment.
Industry technicians are in high demand not only in Western New York but also throughout the United States. Graduates of this program can expect to work in a manufacturing environment that is clean and regulated by the FDA ensuring these products are safe or human use. Graduates of this program can select from several career paths as technicians or operators of clean room manufacturing, research and development of new drugs, product testing of new medical devices, or in food manufacturing and safety.
Instructors who teach our core courses have years of work experience in biotechnology, bio-manufacturing and food production industries. The program's curriculum encompasses courses in good manufacturing practices, lean manufacturing and regulatory compliance agency guidelines. Students practice how to read, write and interpret standard operating procedures. They are instructed in aseptic processes, bio-safety and basic laboratory skills. They will have hands-on training in laboratory equipment, clean-room simulation and gowning to meet specific needs of local industry.