Prerequisite: BTC 101 and 8 credits of BIO and/or CHM classes. (4 Credits)This is the first in a series of two lecture/laboratory courses that provides an overview of theory, application and hands-on experience in biotechnology. Topics covered include introduction to fundamentals of research in biotechnology, DNA, RNA, and protein analysis, as well as an introduction to cell tissue culture. Laboratory fee required. 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.