Biotechnology Workforce Readiness
3 Credit Hours

This course will include four units. One unit covers job skills and is designed to provide a broad range of professional development opportunities for students. These opportunities will include resume building, interview skills, career specific expectations and professionalism necessary to be successful in a biotechnology career. A second unit provides an informal survey of the local, state and federal regulatory agencies that are involved with the biotechnology and biofuels manufacturing industries. This unit of the course will include guest lecturers from agency representatives, review of current literature, GMPs and implementation of HACCP programs. The third unit covers hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, OSHA compliance and regulations, safety and health training, first aid, and CPR. The fourth unit covers financial planning, budgets, preparation for retirement and some of the economic issues facing the biotechnology industry. Three hours of lecture.