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Advanced Technical Certificate

Bioinformatics (4100)

The goal of this advanced technical certificate is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to support the data systems employed by companies pursuing bioinformatics. While this program is primarily designed for students who have completed the Database Technology A.S./A.A.S. degree, students from other degree programs can benefit from the course offerings. The program includes a set of five core classes that present the fundamentals of biotechnology and bioinformatics through lecture and laboratory exercises. Students may then choose from a pool of electives to best meet their individual educational and career goals.

Application Procedure
Students entering this program must have completed at least a two-year degree in a computer-related field and have fulfilled all prerequisites to courses in the certificate program.


Professional Courses
BSC 2010C Principles of Biology I (4)
BSC 1421 Introduction to Biotechnology (1)
BSC 1404C Introduction to Biotechnology Methods (3)
BSC 2435 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3)
COP 2004 Introduction to PERL Programming (3)

Credit hours: 14

Professional Electives
Recommended for students with database experience
COP 2347 Linux Network Administration (3)
COP 2742 Oracle Advanced DBA (4)
COP 2745 Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Programming (3)

Recommended for students with programming experience
COP 2812 Introduction to XML (3)
COP 2822 HTML Programming (4)
CTS 2830 Oracle Web Development (3)

Recommended for students with UNIX experience
CET 2886 Securing Linux/UNIX (3)

Credit hours: 10

Total Credit Hours: 24

Estimated tuition is $1,450 (for Florida residents as of 7/04).


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