2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Biotechnology Diploma (D20100A)

Students enrolled in the Biotechnology-Allied Health curriculum will develop skills to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology. Emphasis is on preparing students to enter the allied health fields of medical technology and/or chemical technology in the areas of research and development, hospital and clinic laboratory careers, or industrial based laboratory careers.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 111General Biology I
3
3

4

BIO 112General Biology II
3
3

4

BIO 250Genetics
3
3

4

BIO 275Microbiology
3
3

4

BTC 150Bioethics
3
0

3

BTC 181Basic Lab Techniques
3
3

4

CHM 132Organic and Biochemistry
3
3

4

 

CHM 131Introduction to Chemistry
3
0

3

and

CHM 131AIntro to Chemistry Lab
0
3

1

or

CHM 151General Chemistry I
3
3

4

Total Major Hours: 31

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

(Highly Recommended)

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

Total General Education Hours: 6

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 111General Biology I
3
3

4

BTC 181Basic Lab Techniques
3
3

4

 

CHM 131Introduction to Chemistry
3
0

3

and

CHM 131AIntro to Chemistry Lab
0
3

1

or

CHM 151General Chemistry I
3
3

4

 

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
9
15

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 112General Biology II
3
3

4

BIO 275Microbiology
3
3

4

BTC 150Bioethics
3
0

3

CHM 132Organic and Biochemistry
3
3

4

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
15
9
18

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 250Genetics
3
3

4

Total Credit Hours:
3
3
4

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37