Biotechnology (AAS) A20100 - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Biotechnology (AAS) A20100

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.

Biotechnology (AAS) A20100 - Biotechnology Certificate (C20100)

Program Requirements

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
or
ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
BIO-111 - General Biology I 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
BIO-112 - General Biology II 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
BIO-250 - Genetics 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
BIO-275 - Microbiology 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
BTC-181 - Basic Lab Techniques 3 3 4 fall, spring
CHM-132 - Organic and Biochemistry 3 3 4 spring
or
CHM-152 - General Chemistry II 3 3 4 spring
Chemistry: Select one of the following
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
CHM-131 - Introduction to Chemistry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
and
CHM-131A - Intro to Chemistry Lab 0 3 1 fall, spring, summer
or
CHM-151 - General Chemistry I 3 3 4 fall, summer

Major Electives

Select 21 hours from the following:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
AGR-111 - Basic Farm Maintenance 1 3 2 fall, spring
AGR-170 - Soil Science 2 2 3 fall, spring
AGR-261 - Agronomy 2 2 3 fall, spring
ANS-115 - Animal Feeds & Nutrition 2 2 3 fall, spring
ANS-120 - Beef Production 2 2 3 fall, spring
ANS-130 - Poultry Production 2 2 3 fall, spring
BIO-280 - Biotechnology 2 3 3 spring
BTC-150 - Bioethics 3 0 3 fall, spring
BUS-280 - REAL Small Business 4 0 4 spring
WBL-112 - Work-Based Learning I 0 20 2 fall, spring, summer

Total Major Hours: 50

General Education Courses

Communications:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
HUM-110 - Technology and Society 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ECO-251 - Prin of Microeconomics 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-140 - Environmental Biology 3 0 3 spring

Total General Education Hours: 15

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
or
ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
BIO-111 - General Biology I 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
BTC-181 - Basic Lab Techniques 3 3 4 fall, spring
CHM-131 - Introduction to Chemistry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
and
CHM-131A - Intro to Chemistry Lab 0 3 1 fall, spring, summer
or
CHM-151 - General Chemistry I 3 3 4 fall, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-112 - General Biology II 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
CHM-132 - Organic and Biochemistry 3 3 4 spring
or
CHM-152 - General Chemistry II 3 3 4 spring
Humanities/Fine Arts Course* 3
Major Elective* 6
Summer Term
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-250 - Genetics 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-140 - Environmental Biology 3 0 3 spring
BIO-275 - Microbiology 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Major Elective* 3
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
Major Elective* 12
Social/Behavioral Sciences Course* 3

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65

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