Biotechnology (BTN.S.AAS)

64.0 Credit Hours

The Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology provides a full range of courses to prepare students for entry-level positions in the biotechnology field. The academic curriculum provides a background in historical development of biotechnology, bioethics, safety, reagent preparation, cell culture techniques, protein purification and analysis techniques, microbiology and fermentation methods, molecular biology (DNA) techniques and bioinformatics.

With advances in molecular and cellular biology, the biotechnology industry has expanded in scope to include human diagnoses and therapeutics, agricultural and veterinary applications, food production and environmental cleanup.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to think logically and solve problems using analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  • Recognize and articulate an understanding of the increasing interdependence of world cultures and their consequences.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of ways with varied audiences through: writing skills, oral communication skills, listening skills, reading skills and computer literacy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various experimental systems, including bacterial cultures, mammalian cell cultures and recombinant DNA technology.
  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in the natural sciences and the reasoning skills needed for successfully executing laboratory protocols.

Curriculum

Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 credit hours
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 6 credit hours
BIO 1107: Human Biology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BIO 1111: General Biology I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
BIO 1211: General Biology II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
BIS 1120: Computer Concepts & Applications View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BTN 1110: Biotechnology & Bioethics View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BTN 1120: Laboratory Safety & Regulatory Compliance View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
BTN 1130: Biological Reagents Preparation View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BTN 1140: Cell Culture View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
BTN 1201: Biotechnology Careers View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
BTN 2210: Protein Purification & Analysis View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
BTN 2220: Microbiology & Fermentation Methods View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BTN 2230: Molecular Biology Techniques View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
CHE 1111: Introduction to Chemistry I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
COM 2211: Effective Public Speaking View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1101: English Composition I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1201: English Composition II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
MAT 1470: College Algebra View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
SCC 1101: First Year Experience View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
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