Prerequisite: BTC 101 and eight 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. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.