Apr 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biotechnology, A.A.S.

The Biotechnology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level technician positions in biomedical, research, and industrial laboratory areas. Depending on a person’s academic background and work experience, the Biotechnology technician-in-training may complete the one year Biotechnology certificate (22 credits) or the two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Biotechnology (60 credits). The Biotechnology courses are offered in fully-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories and graduates have the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to work immediately upon graduation and to advance with on-the-job experience and continued academic training. Some areas of opportunity for graduates include: biomedical technology, bio-manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, plant research, and forensics.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 101 English Composition  
(ELL 101  is an approved substitution for ENG 101) 
3   BTC 102 Introduction to Applied Biotechnology Research: Lab 3
Gen Ed Mathematics 3   Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
BTC 101 Introduction to Biotechnology 3   BIO 201 Cell Biology 4
BIO 113 Principles of Biology I 4   MAT 109 Statistics 3
CHM 101
CHM 103
Introductory College Chemistry
General Chemistry I
TOTAL   17   TOTAL   13
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
BIO 205 Microbiology 4   Gen Ed Diversity 3
BTC 201 Discovery Research 4   BTC 202 Biomanufacturing 4
Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 4   Restricted Elective Choose from the list 4
Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3   Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 4
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15

General Education Requirements (23-24 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences



* A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-101 and ELL-101


Restricted Electives (11-12 Credits)

Please select Restricted Elective credits from the list below. **BTC 269 - Internship I  is strongly recommended for all qualified students.   

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)