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Illumina Hiseq DNA Sequencing


The Illumina HiSeq DNA Sequencing certificate program offers a unique opportunity to study DNA. The central emphasis of this certificate is the mastery of sample preparation and operation, and analysis of DNA using the Illumina HiSeq DNA Sequencer. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Prepare samples, operate all relevant devices, interpret data, and troubleshoot problems related to the Illumina HiSeq DNA Sequencer.
  • Design and complete an experiment using the Illumina HiSeq DNA Sequencer, interpret findings and participate in writing a report targeted for a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BIOSC 30 Genomics Theory 4
BIOSC 32 Good Laboratory Practices in Genomics 1
BIOSC 33 Research Design in Genomics 1
BIOSC 34 Writing for the Scientific Journal 1
BIOSC 37 Principles of Long Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 1
BIOSC 38 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 2
BIOSC 40 DNA Shearing Techniques for Shotgun Sequencing in Genomics 1
BIOSC 41 Microfluidic Electrophoresis 1
BIOSC 72 DNA Sequencing Using Bridge Amplification for the Illumina HiSeq 3
BIOSC 90 Internship in Genomics 1
Total Required Units for Certificate: 16