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Associate in Science

Biotechnology Laboratory Technology (2199)

This associate in science degree program consists of classroom, laboratory and worksite instruction. The program prepares individuals for entry-level employment as biotechnology research technicians, biotechnology manufacturing technicians, and cell culture technicians by providing them with the following skills: make chemical reagents, perform biochemical analyses, use recombinant DNA techniques, culture bacteria or animal or plant cells, purify and/or characterize DNA and proteins, and collect and assess data. Students will also develop essential work skills such as professional behavior and appearance, dependability, ethics, follow directions, and team work.


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
*Humanities (3)
MAC 1105 College Algebra (3)
*Social and Behavioral Science (3)
BSC 2010C Principles of Biology I (4)

Credit hours: 16

Professional Courses
STA 2023 Elementary Statistics (3)
CHM 2045C General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I (4)
CHM 2046C General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II (4)
BSC 1421 Introduction to Biotechnology (1)
BSC 1404C Introduction to Biotechnology Methods (3)
MCB 2010C Microbiology (4)
BSC 2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BSC 2420C Biotechnology Methods I (4)
BSC 2427C Biotechnology Methods II (4)
BSC 2419C Protein Biotechnology and Cell Culture (4)
BSC 2435 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3)
BSC 1943 Internship (3)

Credit hours: 45

Total Credit Hours: 61

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate’s degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details see your advisor.

Estimated tuition is $3,700 (for Florida residents, as of 7/04).


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