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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biotechnology, A.A.S.


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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 (AAS) degree in Biotechnology (64 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, biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, plant research, and forensics.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed MAT 101 - College Algebra
 or higher
3   Gen Ed Arts & Humanities Gen Ed 3
Gen Ed ENG 101 - English Composition 3   Gen Ed Behavioral / Social Science Gen Ed 3
BTC 101 Introduction to Biotechnology 3   BIO 201 Cellular Biology and Genetics 4
BIO 101 or 113 General Biology I or Principles of Biology 4   MAT 109 Introduction to Statistics 3
CHM 101 or 103 Introductory College Chemistry or General Chemistry I 4   MAT 110 Statistics in Practice 1
        PHL 103 Ethics 3
TOTAL   17   TOTAL   17
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
BIO 205 Microbiology 4   Gen Ed Diversity Gen Ed 3
BTC 201 Discovery Research 4   BTC 202 Biomanufacturing 3
Restricted Elective Choose in consultation with an advisor 4   BTC 269 Internship 3
        Restricted Elective Choose in consultation with an advisor 4
             
TOTAL   12   TOTAL   14

General Education Requirements (23-24 Credits)


Arts/Humanities


Behavioral/Social Sciences


Diversity


Degree Requirement (60 Credits)


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