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Biotechnology

Curriculum Description

The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.

Course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics, and technical communications. The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve in three distinct capacities: research assistant to a biologist or chemist; laboratory technician/ instrumentation technician; and quality control/quality assurance technician.

Graduates may find employment in various areas of industry and government, including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. (CTE-Y)

 

Diploma

D20100 NEW 2013
NC CIP: 26.1201
Day, Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3 0 0 3
CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 0 3 0 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
   
    9 6 0 11

Spring Semester
BIO 112 General Biology II 3 3 0 4
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 3 3 0 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
   
    8 8 0 11

Fall Semester
BTC 181 Basic Lab Techniques 3 3 0 4
MAT 175 Precalculus 4 0 0 4
BIO 250 Genetics 3 3 0 4
   
    10 6 0 12

Spring Semester
BIO 275 Microbiology 3 3 0 4
BTC 150 Bioethics 3 0 0 3
MAT 155 Statistical Analysis NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
MAT 155A Statistics Analysis Lab 0 2 0 1
WEB 110 Internet/Web Fundamentals 2 2 0 3
   
    11 7 0 14

Total Credit Hours: 48

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

2013FA New Diploma