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BIOTECHNOLOGY Code: 1490 Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree   Offered through LO, MA
  Courses Credits
Two Years
7BIO Biotechnology Internship/Special Project 3
5___ Biotechnology/Science Elective 4
1BIO 101 General Biology 4
BIO 147 Laboratory Calculation for Biotechnology 1
BIO 165 Principles in Regulatory and Quality Environments for Biotechnology 2
BIO 180 Intro to Careers in Biotechnology 1
BIO 205 General Microbiology 4
BIO 206 Cell Biology 4
BIO 250 Biotechnology Research Methods and Skills 3
BIO 251 Protein Applications for Biotechnology or 4
  BIO 252  Nucleic Acid Methods  
BIO 253 Biotechnology Concepts 3
BIO 254 Capstone Seminar in Biotechnology 2
BIO 255 Bioinformatics and Computer Applications for Biotechnology 2
2CHM 111 College Chemistry I or 4
  CHM 101  General Chemistry I  
CHM 112 College Chemistry II or 4
  CHM 102  General Chemistry II  
8CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
6ENG 115 Technical Writing 3
9___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
3MTH Elective 3-5
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 Orientation to Biotechnology 1
4___ Social Science Elective 3
Total 65-67
Total credits for the Biotechnology A.A.S.=65-67

1 May substitute BIO 173.

2 Students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree should complete the CHM 111–112 series.

3 Must complete one of the following: MTH 157, MTH 181, MTH 241, or MTH 271. Please see advisor for additional information on transferability of courses.

4 See social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

5 Biotechnology elective in the science category may be selected from the following 4-credit courses: BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, BIO 251, BIO 252,and BIO 256. The 3-credit course CHM 260 may also be chosen. Students who choose CHM 260 must take one additional credit in a science course or in the Biotechnology Experiential Learning category. Students who wish to transfer may use BIO 102 for this category.

6 Students who plan to transfer to a university may wish to consider taking ENG 112.

7 This requirement may be satisfied by a total of 3 credits selected from BIO 290, BIO 296, BIO 297, and BIO 299. A total of 3 credits in this category is required, from a combination of 1 – 3 credits in any of these courses. Students must be approved by the Biotechnology program coordinator(s) for an internship or Cooperative Education assignment. Criteria for approval include successful completion of biotechnology courses (including a demonstrated proficiency of basic lab skills), a professional work ethic, and an ability to work well with others. Please see a Biotechnology academic advisor for assistance in determining eligibility and placement or for approval of a topic for a Project or Supervised Study.

8 May substitute CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 227, or CST 229.

9 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.