|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|College Writing II||ENG112||3||ENG111|
|Individual/Society||From Area 2||3|
|World View||From Area 3||3|
|Precalculus||MAT197 satisfies Area 4 requirement||4||MAT194|
|General Biology I/Lab||BIO195 satisfies Area 5 requirement||4||ENG095 or placement; ESL098 or RDG095 and MAT194; or placement; see note*|
|Humanities||From Area 6||3|
|General Biology II/Lab||BIO196||4||BIO195; see note*|
|Introduction to Biotechnology/Lab||BIO120||4||ENG095 and MAT093 or placement; ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|General Chemistry I/Lab||CHM201||4||MAT197 and ENG111; see note*|
|General Chemistry II/Lab||CHM202||4||CHM201; see note*|
|Cell Biology/Lab||BIO207||4||BIO195 and CHM201 or Departmental approval; see note*|
|Genetics and Lab||BIO208||4||BIO196 or Department approval; see note*|
|Molecular Biotechnology and Lab||BIO260||5||BIO120, BIO207, and BIO208 or Departmental approval; see note*|
|OPTION ELECTIVES (Choose 3)|
|Microbiology/Lab||BIO205||4||BIO195 or BIO203; see note*|
|Principles of Organic Biochemistry/Lab||CHM121||4||CHM120; see note*|
|Calculus I||MAT281||4||MAT196 or MAT197|
|Interpretation and Presentation of Scientific Research||SCI221||3||Complete Two: BIO195, CHM201, PHY201, and/or ENR101 or Chair approval|
*Note: All science, engineering, and math courses that are pre or co-requisites of other science and engineering courses require a grade of C+ or better.
This program offers two degree options: Biology Transfer and Biotechnology. Each option prepares students for employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Each option engages students in industry-level, inquiry based laboratory activities in order to develop and strengthen their critical thinking as well as their industry skills.
This option covers the concepts, methodology and techniques of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, cell culture, molecular biology, immunology, bioinformatics and microbiology. The option provides students with a rigorous academic background as well as industry-specific laboratory skills including sophisticated laboratory procedures, experimental design, data interpretation, and equipment maintenance. The program also reinforces general industry-specific skills such as communication, organization and teamwork. Graduates of this program may transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue their studies in biotechnology or other life sciences.
Students completing this option qualify for entry level positions in a wide range of biotechnology disciplines in industry, police, government and academic labs. These positions require a biotechnology certificate, AS degree or BS degree with 0-2 years of experience. Such positions offer the possibility of merit bonus and promotion and are available locally as well as nationwide.