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Biotechnology Intensive
Post
-
Baccalaureate
Certificate:

Jeanette Mowery

Lisa Seidman

Rebecca Josvai




National Science Foundation



DUE 0501520

Brief History of MATC
Biotech


Associate degree program began in 1987


One of the earliest in the U.S.


Founded by Dr. Joy McMillan


Complete biotechnology curriculum


70 credits to A.A.S.


39 credits biotechnology


Challenges


No Instructional materials


Isolation


Would it work?



Progress


The end of isolation


Many programs throughout the country


Bio
-
Link network of workforce educators


National Science Foundation support


Advanced Technology Education (DUE)


Many high
-
quality instructional materials


Faculty Professional Development


Outreach


It does work!


From students


Success of individuals; many stories


From employers


Recognition of the role of two year grads


Job description qualification


Demand exceeds supply



Bio
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Link: www.bio
-
link.org

National Center for Biotechnology
Workforce Education

MATC: North Central
Regional Center

MATC Biotech Program
Evolution


1987


Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Program


Associate of Applied Science, A.A.S.


2002
-
2003


Post
-
baccalaureate certificate
-

one year


Bioinformatics certificate:


Collaboration with IT department


2005
-
2006


Biotechnology Intensive Post
-
Baccalaureate
Certificate (BIPBC)



“The Intensive”


Funded by National Science Foundation, ATE



Post
-
baccalaureate Certificate:
One year


Admission requirements


BS in life sciences, microbiology, chemistry and cell
bio within the last 7 years


21 credits


Associate degree courses


Basic Lab Methods for Regulated Workplace


Bioprocess Technology


Chromatography


Protein Bioseparations or


Cell culture
-

plant and animal


Molecular Biology I and II


Applied Biochemistry


No additional resources necessary


Why post
-
bac certificates?


Many BS graduates in AAS programs


Some completed the degree program


Others took just a few courses..


“Jobbed out”


Recruitment tool


K
-
12 outreach results


Successful outreach/? recruitment


Dear Lisa:



Thank you very much for keeping me inform. I
am very happy to know what has

happened in Madison, of course MATC Biotech
Program.



I am doing great here. I have learned assays
about drug screen, cell

apoptosis using human cell culture. I also write
experimental protocols. This

position gives me a lot opportunities to do
experiments and cancer researches.



I will travel back to Wisconsin Dell this August.
My daughter has a

gymnastic camp at Porter, Wisconsin.



Have a good weekend,



Helen

Intensive Post
-
Baccalaureate
Certificate


Would bioscience
grads be better
served with a
separate program?


Lisa’s experience in
Scotland
-

PreBIO


Program format


One semester full time
study


Not separate courses,
9
-
4 every day


National Science
Foundation DUE ATE
award


Intensive Curriculum


Basic Lab Methods for a Regulated Workplace


“The Basics”


Core Biotechnology Techniques


Bioprocessing and protein purification


Mammalian Cell Culture


Recombinant DNA Techniques


Advanced Topics


Microarrays


Bioinformatics


Independent Projects


The Business of Biotechnology


Company tours, guest speakers, etc


BIO Chicago

Curriculum Features


Business operations and management
component


Work in teams, mock companies


Business plan


R&D, Production, QA/QC


Documentation, SOPs, Batch records


Auditor


Presentations


Venture Capital Fair to all program students


Independent Projects at Poster Fair


Invite advisory committee, potential employers

So…….How’s it going?


12 students in 2006 class


Certificates will be awarded in
May


Wide range of educational
backgrounds, professional
experiences, age and interests


Fun to teach!


They put more pressure on
themselves than we put on
them


Focused, enthusiastic, ask
great questions


Its intense!

How it works for students


They get the skills they need


Advantages of this model:


Less time to transition to the workplace


Fewer credits = less total tuition expense


Work together in a cohort instead of spread
out among AAS classes


Disadvantages:


Financial


Time commitment


Too intense for some


Almost impossible to work: support necesssary


Employers are enthusiastic


“The availability of a skilled workforce is essential for the
continued growth and success of our company. We have
hired [two year] program graduates in the past and have
been very pleased. This new program [post
-
baccalaureate
intensive] is a way to increase the number of well
-
prepared individuals who are ready for the biotechnology
workplace.”



Paul Weiss, President, Gala Biotech, Middleton, WI


Future: Act local..think ?


Straightforward


Financial resources for students


Recruitment/Advertising


Dissemination


“Institutionalize” it


It takes a larger village…


MATC Biotech Staff


Faculty:


Lisa Seidman


Joe Lowndes


Jeanette Mowery


Mary Ellen Kraus


Rebecca Josvai


Joy McMillan



Lab Manager


Diana Brandner


Instructional
Assistants


Gaoussou Diarra


Intensive: Jessie
Bathe


Bio
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Link: Carrie
Fisher


http://matcmadison.edu/biotech/


http://matcmadison.edu/biotech/


Biotechnology Coursework
A.A.S. Degree


First year


Chemistry


Biotechnology
Applications


Basic Lab Methods


Laboratory Math


Cell Biology


Microbiology


Bioprocess Technology


Chromatography


Hazardous materials,
Biosafety, Radioisotopes


Career Seminar



Second year


Protein Bioseparations


Cell culture
-

plant and
animal


Molecular Biology I


Research Methods in
Molecular Biology


Applied Biochemistry


Internship
(occupational
work experience)


Strengths of the curriculum


Technical proficiency
on the job


Focus on the “basics”


“Hit the ground running”


“Comfortable in the lab”


Understand the culture
of the workplace


Realistic job
expectations