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Biotechnology Option

Associate in Science

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. 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
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
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
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
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.