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Basic Educational Programs

1. Microbiology - An Introduction to Basic and Applied Science. This is an ideal course for students who are interested in science but who have not yet decided about their career goals. It is also an ideal starting point for those who are re-entering the job market. The course is designed to motivate students toward science while showing how a small number of microbiological concepts forms the basis of procedures used in hospital, food, pharmaceutical, sanitary, dairy and cosmetic laboratories.

 Minimum admission requirement is high school graduation, except during the summer months when high school juniors and seniors are also eligible. Since this a motivational course, exceptions are also made on a case per case basis

Objectives

The chief objective is to motivate students toward science while graphically illustrating that science is not a difficult subject if studied thoroughly. An additional objective is to demonstrate how science, especially microbiological science, is used to produce useful goods and services and to assure the safety and quality of products and the environment.

Contents

This program provides an introduction to all aspects of microbiology, i.e., bacteriology, mycology, protozoology, immunology, virology, molecular biology and their applications. The course revolves around the study of ten major groups of microorganisms, their isolation, cultivation and identification, and relevant laboratory techniques of biochemistry essential to these tasks. 

The course also covers applied microbiological techniques used in clinical, industrial, sanitary and environmental laboratories. During this phase of the course, students test actual or simulated samples and thus experience a working laboratory environment.

Duration of the Program

Ten weeks - 150 clock hours (Summer session is six weeks - 150 clock hours.)

Credits

The Institute assigns a total credit of 9 quarter hours or 6 semester hours to this course.

Schedule

This program can be taken during the day or during the evening. Day classes meet a total of 15 hours per  week, 5 hours each (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Evening classes meet a  total of 15 hours per week on Mondays and Wednesdays (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and on Saturdays (10 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.).

Summer classes meet five days per week , Monday through Friday (9.00 A.M to 2.00 P.M)3S

Enrollment

New classes begin four times each year on the first Monday of January, April, July and October (unless   that date is a holiday-in that event, classes begin on the next working day) and run for ten weeks.

Summer classes begin on the fourth Monday of June and run for six weeks. In the event that the fourth Monday of June is a holiday, classes begin on the next working day.

Tuition

$600.00  for the course. This includes all laboratory supplies and materials as well as laboratory workbook. Partial scholarships are available to qualified students.

I. Basic Biochemical and Biomedical Technology. This course is open to high school graduates or to those who have completed one or more years of college. This is an extensive laboratory course designed to introduce students to science in general but particularly to the field of Biochemical and Biomedical Technology,

 The course enables a student to become aware of the span of this field, to perform and use selected techniques and concepts, and to be able to function as a general laboratory assistant or technician in a variety of situations, except those requiring specific training or certification. This course is an excellent starting point for students seeking laboratory careers or for those wanting to embark upon a science based career at colleges or universities.

Objectives

The overall objective is to introduce the student to the field of Biochemical and Biomedical Technology, and through it, to science. Another objective of the program is to make students employable in the laboratory and allied fields as well as to enhance their chances of pursuing further science education.

Contents:

The program begins by providing an overview of the field of Biochemical and Biomedical Technology and the goods and services that are provided by this field. Subsequently, the course concentrates on the workings of laboratories.

 The course basically addresses two fundamental questions: What do we do in the laboratories and how do we do it? Students learn approximately 150 concepts and skills drawn from subjects such as chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, histology, pharmacology and pathology.

Duration of the Program

One academic year (Four quarters - 45 weeks - 900 clock hours)

Credits

The Institute assigns a total of 48 quarter hours or 32 semester hours to this course.

Schedule

This program can be taken during the day or during the evening. Day classes meet a total of 20 hours per  week, 5 hours each (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Evening classes meet a total of 20 hours per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Enrollment

New classes begin four times each year on the first Monday of January, April, July and October (unless that date is a holiday-in that event, classes begin on the next working day).

Tuition

$600.00 per quarter. Fee includes all supplies and materials. Partial scholarships are available to qualified students. For eligibility, see the section on Financial Assistance.

Advanced Educational Programs

Institute offers four advanced training programs, each of one year duration. These are:

  1. Clinical Laboratory Technology

  2. Industrial Laboratory Technology

  3. Sanitary and Environmental Laboratory Technology

  4. Research Laboratory Technology

Above four training programs are open to students who have completed the one year training program of Basic Biochemical and Biomedical Technology (see Basic Educational Programs) or to those who can demonstrate comparable knowledge of the areas covered in that course.

A brief description of each of the four advanced programs, as well as enrollment information, follows.

1. Clinical Laboratory Technology

Objective

The main objective of this program is to provide extensive conceptual and practical bench training so students can function in clinical laboratories.

Contents

The student learns how to collect samples of blood, urine, sputum, wounds, throat, stool, pus and spinal fluid and how to analyze these for aiding in the diagnosis of disease. Bench training includes the testing of actual or simulated samples with emphasis on instrumentation, accuracy, speed and diagnostic responsibility.  

2. Industrial Laboratory Technology

Objective

The main objective of this program is to provide conceptual and practical training relevant to the industrial setting so students can function as technicians in industrial laboratories as well as in laboratories of governmental and private regulatory agencies which monitor the quality of industrial products.

Contents       

This program covers the manufacturing and quality control procedures used in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, dairy, toilet goods, paints and fermentation industries. The roles of governmental and private regulatory agencies in monitoring product quality in these industries are also studied.

Practical training includes the manufacturing and testing of selected products in accordance with guidelines set by agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

3. Environmental and Sanitary Laboratory Technology

Objective

The main objective of this program is to provide extensive laboratory background so that students can function as laboratory technicians in water and sewage treatment plants and in laboratories controlling and monitoring environmental quality of air and water.

Contents

The course covers the principles and procedures of water and sewage treatment with emphasis on the evolution of the industry from simple dumping of refuse and sedimentation of water to the current intricate and controlled industrial processes. Also covered are air pollution, its consequences, and the monitoring of pollution in the air, water and environment in general.

The practical aspect of the course includes gathering and testing of actual or simulated samples of water and sewage, soil and air for their organic, inorganic and biological contents. The ability or inability to detect trace amounts of pollutants is also covered, as well as the limits and reliability of test procedures. The role of governmental and private regulatory agencies is also studied.

4. Research Laboratory Technology

Objective

The overall objective of this course is to provide extensive laboratory background to the student so that he can function in the research and development laboratories of universities, research institutes, industries, sanitary and environmental facilities, and agricultural, marine, and space experimental stations.

Contents

 The main emphasis is on research methodologies and techniques and on current and future research needs. Students will also learn to read and follow research literature and to design and interpret experiments.

 

Enrollment and Tuition Information for Advanced Educational Programs

Duration of the Programs

The duration of each of the Advanced Programs is one academic year (four quarters - 45 weeks -900 clock hours).

Credits

The Institute assigns a total credit of 48 quarter hours or 32 semester hours to each of the four Advanced Training Programs.

Schedule

These programs can be taken during the day or during the evening.

Day classes meet a total of 20 hours per week, 5 hours each (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Evening classes meet a total of 20 hours per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (9.00 AM to 5.00 PM)

Enrollment

Day and evening classes for each of the four Advanced Training Programs begin on the first Monday of October each year unless that date is a holiday-in that event, classes begin on the next working day.

Tuition

$600 per quarter. Fee includes all supplies and materials. Partial scholarships are available to qualified students.

For admission to any of the advanced educational programs, obtain an admissions application from the institute.