Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Biotechnology Option

Associate in Science Science, Engineering and Mathematics - Biology and Chemistry

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

MAT-197 Pre-Calculus
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: MAT-194 or placement

BIO-195 General Biology I/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and RDG-095 or ESL-098 and MAT-194 or placement

BIO-120 Introduction to Biotechnology
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and RDG-095 or ESL-098 and MAT-099 or placement.

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
ENG-112 College Writing II
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

GenEd-CCC Community & Cultural Contexts
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

Choose one course from Community and Cultural Contexts Menu

GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the General Education Scientific Reasoning, Community/Cultural Contexts, Creative Work or Elective Menus.

BIO-196 General Biology II/Lab
4

Prerequisite: BIO-195

BIO-207 Cell Biology/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: BIO-120 and BIO-195 or BIO-195 and BIO-196 or Chair approval

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Choose one course from Creative Work Menu

BIO-208 Genetics/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: BIO-196 or Chair approval; see semester advising note*

BIO-261 Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Biotechnology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: BIO-120 and BIO-195 and BIO-196 or Chair approval

CHM-201 General Chemistry I/Lab
4

Students must complete MAT197 with a C+ or better before taking CHM-201

Prerequisites: MAT-197 and ENG-111

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
BIO-262 Principles of Molecular Biotechnology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: BIO-207 and BIO-208 and BIO-261

BIO-270 Biotechnology Laboratory Simulations
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: BIO-207 and BIO-208 and BIO-261 and BIO-262 or Chair approval

CHM-202 General Chemistry II/Lab
4

Prerequisite: CHM-201

Elective Option Elective
3-4

Elective Options:

  • BIO-205 Microbiology/Lab
  • CHM-121 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry
  • MAT-181 Statistics
  • MAT-281 Calculus
  • SCI-221 Interpretation and Presentation of Scientific Research
  • HON-200 Honors Seminar
Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Use currently accepted biological, chemical, and physical concepts to investigate problems and ideas presented in advanced biological study. 
  • Use biological concepts to evaluate their own science related concerns such as personal health or careers. 
  • Use laboratory technology, equipment and techniques to investigate scientific problems critically and safely using proper scientific methods. 
  • Use molecular and cellular laboratory techniques that are commonly used in Biotechnology.
  • Explain the major concepts of cell structure, function and cellular processes that are key to life. 
  • Explain current models, concepts and principles of genetics and inheritance. 
  • Explain and apply the underlying concepts of current topics and experimental models in molecular biology and Biotechnology. 
  • Use industry skills and work practices of the biotechnology industry for direct employment.

Career Outlook

Students completing this option qualify for entry level positions in a wide range of biotechnology disciplines in industry, police, government and academic labs. These positions require a biotechnology certificate, AS degree or BS degree with 0-2 years of experience. Such positions offer the possibility of merit bonus and promotion and are available locally as well as nationwide.