May 27, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

BIT 103 - Computer Programs for Biotechnology Industry


Course Description: This course will provide students with an introductory overview of Microsoft Office applications, as well as programs commonly used in the biotech industry.  The course will begin with an exploration of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) to ensure a good base from which students can build their computer skills. Using this foundation, students will then be given a comprehensive background into how and why specific biotech software programs are used, including hands-on exploration of relevant examples.


Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in TMA 100
Note(s): Open to Biotech students only or by permission of instructor.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Use standard office applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations as required by entry-level professionals in the biotech industry.
  • Deliver effective presentations using content and techniques appropriate to the biotech industry. 
  • Demonstrate a basic familiarity and functionality with a variety software programs specific to the biotech industry, including applications used to track and document: work orders, deviations, sample logging, status updates, corrective actions preventative actions (CAPA’s), pressure alarms, equipment tracking and environmental monitoring.

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