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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2017-2018 Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2023  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BTC 102 - Introduction to Applied Biotechnology Research

Prerequisite: MAT 099  and ENG 098  or higher. 
(3 Credits)
This is an entry level applied laboratory course for science students (including high school students) interested in the biotechnology program. Basic laboratory applications in biotechnology such as DNA purification, gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digestion, bacterial cloning and, PCR, as well as other topics, will be covered. The student will perform laboratory research to explore the requirements necessary for a career in laboratory science. Students may earn a maximum of 6 credits while in high school and attending HCC with a minimum of 90 hours for each 15-week semester completed. These credits may be used to replace discipline-related open electives or restricted electives only, and are not to replace program requirements or required specialty courses. Interested students should contact the biotechnology program coordinator to determine if this course is appropriate.  Total of 90 hours of laboratory.

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