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PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

PROGRAM PLANS

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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
Required
BIOT2207 Nanobiotechnology and Nanobiomedicine 3
BIOT2210 Biotechnology Methods I 3
BIOT2220 Biotechnology Methods II 3
BIOT2230 Fundamentals of Bioprocessing 3
BIOT2231 Industry Experience 2
MNTC Courses
BIOL1115 Introduction to Biotechnology
Goal: 3 *
3
BIOL1122 General Biology I
Goal: 2, 3 *
4
BIOL1123 General Biology II
Goal: 3, 10 *
4
BIOL2220 General Microbiology
Goal: 3 *
4
BIOL2240 Genetics
Goal: 3 *
4
CHEM1111 General Inorganic Chemistry I
Goal: 2, 3 *
5
CHEM1112 General Inorganic Chemistry II
Goal: 2, 3 *
5
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking
Goal: 1 *
3
ENGL1101 College Writing
Goal: 1 *
3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing
Goal: 1 *
3
MATH1114 College Algebra
Goal: 2, 4 *
4
MATH1213 Introduction to Statistics
Goal: 2, 4 *
4
PHIL2225 Bioethics
Goal: 2, 9 *
3

Total Credits: 60

* To complete an AAS degree, courses must be taken from at least 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas.

 

About this program

The Biotechnology curriculum is intended to meet the increasing demand for laboratory technicians skilled in a variety of techniques commonly used in biotechnology. The program objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve as research assistants and technicians in laboratory and industrial settings and as quality control/quality assurance technicians.
 

Program outcomes

1. Summarize basic scientific principles related to chemical and biological systems.
2. Apply the concepts of molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology to the development of novel compounds and organisms with desired characteristics.
3. Explain the theory, function and application of traditional and emerging technologies.
4. Formulate and test hypotheses by designing, performing and troubleshooting laboratory experiments.
5. Analyze experimental data, recognizing potential sources of error.
6. Effectively communicate experimental findings, both orally and in writing.
7. Operate state-of-the-art equipment routinely used for biotechnological applications.
8. Competently perform techniques necessary to function as a technician in the field of biotechnology.
9. Demonstrate proficient computer skills using a variety of applications/software.
10. Discuss quality control and quality assurance (QC/QA); good laboratory, manufacturing and clinical practices (GLPs/GMPs/GCPs); and regulatory frameworks governing the field of biotechnology.
 

Employment information

Graduates of the associate degree program may find employment in various areas of industry and government including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.
 

Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.