- Lab coats must be worn and all safety protocol followed in all laboratory courses.
- Students are responsible for providing transportation to off-campus industry sites utilized for tours or bio-manufacturing training.
- Students must complete all BT courses within a four-year limit.
- Students must achieve an overall QPA of 2.0.
The student must maintain a minimum grade of "C" in all Biotechnological Science (BT) courses and must receive a minimum grade of "C-" in all other required coursework. All courses may be repeated only once if minimal grades are not attained or if the student has withdrawn (W) from the course. BT courses are integrated and sequenced in a specific manner to enable students to attain program competencies. All required courses must be passed each semester in order to advance to the following semester.
A second failure in a repeated course (a grade below a "C" in BT courses, a failing grade (F) in all other courses, or a second withdrawal (W) from that course) will result in dismissal from the Biotechnological Science Program. Because of the critical nature of the profession, deviations from professional conduct may adversely affect the patient's well-being. Therefore, the department reserves the right to immediately remove the student from didactic, laboratory and clinical course work and/or dismiss that student from the program if the department determines that the student has acted in an unprofessional manner or if the student is unable to provide safe laboratory practices.
In order for the student to perform the essential functions of the biotechnology and bio-manufacturing professions, the following technical standards are required of students entering the Biotechnological Science Certificate Program.
The student must be able to read charts and graphs, discriminate colors, read instrument scales, observe microscopic material, and record results.
Speech and Hearing:
The student must be able to communicate effectively.
Fine Motor Functions:
The student must manifest all the skills which would enable manipulation of laboratory supplies and instrumentation.
The student must demonstrate the emotional health required for full utilization of intellectual abilities.