Fundamentals of Biotechnology Online Course & Certificate

20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

Biotechnology is the use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life. Fundamentals of Biotechnology is a course that examines biotechnology, such as medical processes (i.e. getting organisms to produce new drugs, or using stem cells to regenerate damaged human tissues and perhaps re-grow entire organs) and industrial processes (i.e. production of new chemicals or the development of new fuels for vehicles). Other applications involve the improvement of agriculture, which involves such processes as the development of pest-resistant grains or the accelerated evolution of disease-resistant animals.


After completing Fundamentals of Biotechnology, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • Biotechnology fundamentals
  • Applications for use
  • Materials
  • Processes
  • Ethics
  • Outlook for the future


This course is an intended for anyone interested in gaining an introduction to the biotechnology field, such as research staff, sales professional, medical professional, engineer, student, etc. A basic understanding of biology and chemistry is recommended but not required.

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam for each course. 


  • Metabolic Engineering


  • Biomedical Polymers
  • Biomedical Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Stem Cell Engineering


  • Water Treatment
  • Bio Ethanol
  • Bio Butanol


  • Pest-resistant Grains
  • Food Engineering


Outlook for the Future


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.