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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2023-2024 Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Biotechnology, A.A.S.

This program is suspended and not enrolling new students as of March 2024.

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  or the two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Biotechnology. 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  
*( ENG 101E  and ENG 101P  are approved substitutions for ENG 101) 
3   CHM 101
CHM 103
Introductory College Chemistry
General Chemistry I
Gen Ed Mathematics 3   BTC 120 Cell Culture and Cell Function 4
BTC 101 Introduction to Biotechnology 4   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3
BIO 113 Principles of Biology I 4   Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
Restricted Elective Choose from the list 3   MAT 109 Statistics 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   BTC 202 Biomanufacturing 4
BTC 201 Discovery Research 4   Restricted Elective Choose from the list 3
Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 4   Restricted Elective Choose from the list 4
Gen Ed Diversity 3        
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   11

General Education Requirements (23-24 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences



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


Restricted Electives (13-14 Credits)

Please select Restricted Elective credits from the list below:

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)