NVCC 2002-2003 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 Zoology 4 
   BIO298Topics in Biotechnology I 1 
   CHM111College Chemistry I 4 
   ENG111College Composition I 3 
MTH181Finite Mathematics I 3 
   STD106Preparation for Employment 1 

   BIO206Cell Biology 4
   BIO298Topics in Biotechnology II 1
   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/Fine Arts 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.

1 Students may elect to take any of the following MTH 181-182, MTH 271-272, or MTH 177, 241, 295.

2 The social science elective may be selected from one of the following disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). Base selection on requirements of transfer institution.

3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4 The Humanities/Fine Arts elective may be selected from art (ART), humanities (HUM), music (MUS), philosophy (PHI), religion (REL), sign communication (SCM), speech and drama (SPD 100, 110, 115, 126, or 229), foreign languages, or 200-level literature (ENG) courses. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

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