NVCC 2004-2005 Catalog


     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     

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SCIENCE
Associate in Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

Biotechnology Specialization MA

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   BIO

110

General Botany or

 

 

   

BIO

120 Zoology

4

 

   BIO

298

Topics in Biotechnology I

1

 

   CHM

111

College Chemistry I

4

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

MTH

181

Finite Mathematics I

3

 

   STD

106

Preparation for Employment

1

 

 

   BIO

206

Cell Biology

 

4

 

   BIO

298

Topics in Biotechnology II

 

1

 

   CHM

112

College Chemistry II

 

4

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

MTH

182

Finite Mathematics II

 

3

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

16

18

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   CHM

241

Organic Chemistry I

3

 

   CHM

245

Organic Chemistry Lab I

2

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

2

 

   SPD

110

Speech Communications

3

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

 

   BIO

205

General Microbiology

 

4

 

   CHM

242

Organic Chemistry II

 

3

 

   CHM

246

Organic Chemistry Lab II

 

2

 

   HIS

 

Elective

 

3

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

   MTH

249

Statistical Quality Control

 

1

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

13

16

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

1 Students may elect to take any of the following MTH 181-182, MTH 271-272, or MTH 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 list on page 38. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

 

       
 
       

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