Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

Advanced Bioscience Technologist, Career Pathway certificate

Student with a syringe and beaker in the lab

The Advanced Bioscience Technologist certificate is designed to prepare you for an entry-level job in the bioscience industry. The advanced technical courses develop more specific skill sets and provide for the development of the fundamental skills in this more advanced context. It can also be a good option for those wanting to take a different career path, providing practical, hands-on training to enhance prior education and work experience.

  • Reading and writing placement: GED and high school graduates; placement into Math 95 and Writing 121. If you do not meet all the placement recommendations, contact us for other options.
  • Duration: Two terms
  • Program cost: Use the cost calculator to see the estimated costs. For more detailed cost sheets contact Josh Cary.

Individualized coaching

As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.

Get connected

Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Advanced Bioscience TechnologistLess than 1 yearLimited entry, see how
to get into this program

Learn more about Bioscience Technology and all 3 awards available »



Course listing for the 2022-2023 catalog year.

BIT 102Current Topics in Bioscience Technology2
BIT 105Safety in the Bioscience Workplace2
BIT 107Bioscience Lab Math2
BIT 109Basic Laboratory Techniques and Instruments5
BIT 125Quality Systems in Bioscience Technology2
BIT 126Applied Quality Practice3
BIT 181Exploring Bioscience3
Advanced Bioscience Technology Electives10
Total Credits29

Next steps

See how to get into this program.Get started now

Not quite ready to apply?

We can help you get the information you need.