Bioinformatics programs cover an interdisciplinary science that combines biology with computer science and programming courses. Bioinformaticians are knowledgeable in methods for acquiring scientific results and applying computational approaches in jobs such as bioinformatics programmers, genomics technicians. Employment can be found in the pharmaceutical sector, biotechnology companies, research facilities, and academic institutions.
Bioinformatics programs may be offered in collaboration with a Computer Science Department. Courses may include:
Bioinformatics certificate programs may vary by the number of credit hours and may emphasize different topics depending on the college. For example, Alamance Community College offers a certificate program in Bioinformatics (13 credits) with following courses:
Bluegrass Community College offers a 2 semester certificate program in Bioinformatics (28 credits) with following courses: