Academics

Biotechnology A.S. Degree

BeakersProgram Goal:
The biotechnology program is designed to prepare students for employment as technicians who will work in a laboratory or industrial setting. Biotechnology is a wide-ranging field encompassing: DNA/RNA and protein isolation, characterization, and sequencing; cell culture; genetic modification of organisms; toxicology; vaccine sterility testing; antibody isolation and production; and the development of diagnostic and therapeutic agents. This hands-on program is designed to meet local, statewide, and national need for laboratory technicians. Graduates are thoroughly grounded in basic laboratory skills and trained in advanced molecular biology techniques. Students are acclimated to both research and industrial environments. The program emphasizes laboratory-based, universal, and scalable technical skills resulting in a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the methodology.

 

Program Entrance Requirements:  To be admitted into the biotechnology Degree Program, a student must have,

Achieved a level of English and reading proficiency which qualifies the student for entry into ENC 1101 or higher as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF)

Achieved a level of mathematics proficiency which qualifies the student for entry into MAC 1105 or higher as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at SCF

Achieved a level of chemistry and biological content proficiency equivalent to that covered in CHM 1025C and BSC 1007C as demonstrated by the standard placement criteria currently in use at SCF

Suggested course of study:


 

Fall 1st Year
Course Description Semester Hours
BSC 1421 Intro to Biotechnology

1

ENC 1101 Written Communication I

3

Mathematics

College Algebra

MAC 1105

 

3

BSC 2010C w/lab Fundamentals of Biology I

4

 

Total Hours

12

Spring 1st Year
Course Description Semester Hours
BSC 2420 C Intro to Biotechnology Methods

4

Humananities Must be an area IV Humanity.

3

Social and

Behavioral

Sciences

Must be an area III

Social or Behavioral Science.

3

STA 2023 Statistics

4

 

Total Hours

13

 

Summer 1st Year
Course Description Semester Hours
BSC 2426 C Biotechnology Methods I

4

MCB 2010 C Microbiology

4

BSC 1008 Human Body

3

 

Total Hours

11

Fall 2nd Year
Course Description Semester Hours
BSC 2427 C Biotechnology Methods II

4

BSC 2419 C Plant and Animal Cell Culture

4

CHM 2045 C General Chemistry I

5

 

Total Hours

13

Spring 2nd Year
Course Description Semester Hours
BSC 2943 C Biotechnology Internship

3

CHM 2046 C General Chemistry II

5

BSC 2435 Intro to Bioinformatics

3

BSC 2031 C Intro to Bioethics

4

 

Total Hours

12





 

 

 

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