Biotechnology Program

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Biotechnology (AS.BIT)

This program provides both theoretical and practical knowledge of the biotechnology field along with a solid foundation in biol- ogy, chemistry, and mathematics. Through lecture courses and extensive laboratory experiences the student will be trained in a broad range of techniques involving molecular genetics, protein recovery, cell culture, and microbial growth control. Record keeping, interpretation and trouble shooting of experiments, and interpersonal skills are also emphasized. 

Students planning to transfer after graduation should consult the catalog of the college where they intend to complete their studies and enroll in courses, which will meet transfer requirements. 

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the analysis of data, in the design of experimental procedures and evaluation of outcomes;
  • Knowledge of the terms, techniques and theories applied to Biotechnology;
  • Demonstrate good laboratory skills.
General Education Courses Credits
  Written & Oral Communications 6
  Mathematics (MTH 130 required) 4
  Natural Science (BIO 103/104 & CHE 115/116 required) 8
  Social Science 6
  Arts & Humanities 3
  History 3
  Diversity 3
  Total 33
*See General Education Requirements in the College Catalog.
Program Course Credits
BIO 107 General Biology II 3
BIO 108 General Biology II Laboratory 3
BIO 221 Microbiology 3
BIO 222 Microbiology Laboratory 1
BIT 210 Molecular Genetics 3
CHE 117 General Chemistry II 3
CHE 118 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
CHE 240 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 241 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
CHE 242 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 243 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1
  Program Electives (select 3 credits from the following): 3
BIT 214 Cell Culture and Micobial Fermentation (3)  
BIT 220 Protein Recovery and Purification (3)  
BIT 293 Special Projects in Biotechnolog III (3)  
  Total 26
Electives
  Electives (CSE 135, MTH 143 recommended) 5-8
  Total Requirements for Degree 64