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  1. Biotechnology Intensive Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Jeanette Mowery Lisa Seidman Rebecca Josvai • National Science Foundation • DUE 0501520

  2. 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?

  3. 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

  4. Bio-Link: www.bio-link.org National Center for Biotechnology Workforce Education

  5. MATC: North Central Regional Center

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Future: Act local..think ? • Straightforward • Financial resources for students • Recruitment/Advertising • Dissemination • “Institutionalize” it • It takes a larger village…

  17. 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-Link: Carrie Fisher MATC Biotech Staff http://matcmadison.edu/biotech/

  18. http://matcmadison.edu/biotech/

  19. 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) Biotechnology Coursework A.A.S. Degree

  20. 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