Computational Biology uses data analysis, mathematical modeling, and computational simulation techniques to understand complex biological systems. The Computational Biology certificate provides coursework designed to train students entering careers that require the interpretation and analysis of large amounts of biological data. The objective of the certificate is to acquire skills in computer science, biology, and statistics that can be applied to bioinformatics. Students may also wish to obtain the Associate of Arts in Computational Biology degree, which can be used to transfer to a university for a BA/BS degree in Computational Biology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, or related field.
The Computational Biology Certificate of Achievement is designed to train students entering, or continuing, in careers that require the interpretation and analysis of large amounts of biological data. The objective is to acquire skills in computer science, biology, and statistics that can be applied to bioinformatics.
REQUIRED CORE: (21 units)
BIO 1C; Cell and Molecular Biology; 5 units
BIO 2A; Bioinformatics; 4 units
CHEM 1A; General College Chemistry I; 5 units
CS 7; Introduction to Computer Programming Concepts; 3 units
MATH 40; Statistics and Probability; 4 units
LIST A: Select One (5 units)
BIO 1A; General Botany; 5 units
BIO 1B; General Zoology; 5 units
TOTAL UNITS IN THE CERTIFICATE: 26
(Y1 or S1)