NVCC 1999-2000 Catalog
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Biotechnology Specialization MA  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or biotechnology leading to a career as a laboratory process technician in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other high-tech production/research facilities.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units as a minimum: 4 units of English, 4 units of college preparatory mathematics, 2-3 units of laboratory sciences, 3 units of social sciences.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   BIO110General Botany or
   BIO120 Zoology4
   BIO198Topics in Biotechnology I1
   CHM111College Chemistry I4
   ENG111College Composition I3
MTH181Finite Mathematics I3
   STD106Preparation for Employment1
   BIO198Topics in Biotechnology II 1
   BIO206Cell Biology 4
   CHM112College Chemistry II 4
   ENG112College Composition II 3
MTH182Finite Mathematics II 3
   ___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1618

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   CHM241Organic Chemistry I3
   CHM245Lab for Organic Chemistry I2
   PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness2
   SPD110Speech Communications3
   ___Social Science Elective3
   BIO205General Microbiology 4
   CHM242Organic Chemistry II 3
   CHM246Lab for Organic Chemistry II 2
   HISElective 3
   ___Humanities Elective 3
   MTH249Statistical Quality Control 1

Total Credits/Semester1316

Total credits for the A.S. degree in Science with a Specialization in Biotechnology = 63.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

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