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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.

Associate in Applied Science

A20100
NC CIP: 41.0101
Day, Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 111 General Biology I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 3 0 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CHM 131
AND
Introduction to Chemistry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
CHM 131A
OR
Introduction to Chemistry Lab Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 0 3 0 1
CHM 151 General Chemistry I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (3) (0) (4)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
MAT 115
OR
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE (2) (2) (0) (3)
MAT 161
OR
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
MAT 175 Precalculus Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (4) (0) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 112 General Biology II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 3 0 4
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 3 0 4
MAT 155 Statistical Analysis NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
MAT 155A Statistics Analysis Lab Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 0 2 0 1
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BTC 181 Basic Lab Techniques 3 3 0 4
WEB 110 Internet/Web Fundamentals 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___
OR
Technical Specialty Elective * * * 3
___ ___
OR
Technical Specialty Elective (**) (**) (**) (4)
___ ___ Technical Specialty Elective (**) (**) (**) (5)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___
OR
Technical Specialty Elective (*) (*) (*) (3)
___ ___
OR
Technical Specialty Elective ** ** ** 4
___ ___ Technical Specialty Elective (**) (**) (**) (5)
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 285 Research and Measurement Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 2 4 0 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BTC 288
OR
Biotech Lab Experience (0) (6) (0) (2)
COE 111
OR
Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
COE 112 Co-op Work Experience I (0) (0) (20) (2)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
ENG 112
OR
Argument-Based Research Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___
OR
Technical Specialty Elective (*) (*) (*) (3)
___ ___
OR
Technical Specialty Elective ** ** ** 4
___ ___ Technical Specialty Elective (**) (**) (**) (5)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___
OR
Technical Specialty Elective (*) (*) (*) (3)
___ ___
OR
Technical Specialty Elective ** ** ** 4
___ ___ Technical Specialty Elective (**) (**) (**) (5)
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 64

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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Technical Specialty Electives — Select a minimum of 15 credit hours: BIO 250, BIO 275, BTC 150, BTC 250, BTC 270, BTC 281, BTC 282, BTC 283, BTC 285, BTC 286, or CHM 263

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 220, PHI 215, or PHI 240. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

A20100