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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences
Major: 3034
First Term: 2012 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62-71
CIPS Code: 26.1201
Initiating College: Glendale Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Instructional Council: Biology (19)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences program will specifically train technicians to work in research and development, biomanufacturing, and the drug discovery and testing field of Biotechnology. The exposure to an academic environment that simulates the contemporary biotechnological workplace, inclusive of analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, will form a strong technical foundation sought by employers. The successful completion of the program will also provide the educational background for those wishing to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry, clinical laboratory medicine, forensics or environmental testing laboratories.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.


Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 0-2
Program prerequisites may be waived by Program Director depending on student's background.
 ABS/BIO173Basic Instrumentation and Lab Math (1) AND 
 ABS/BIO175Research Methods in Biology (1) OR 
 Permission of Program Director0-2
 
Required Courses
 Credits: 44-48
+BIO181General Biology (Majors) I4
+BIO205Microbiology4
+BIO208Nucleic Acid Methods3
+BIO209Biomolecular Separation3
+BIO210Advanced Lab Instrumentation3
 
Select three (3) credit hours of Biology Seminar. BIO211AA and BIO211AB may each be repeated to apply toward Seminar credit total:
 BIO211AABiotechnology Seminar: Biomedical Applications (1)1-2
 OR
+BIO211ABBiotechnology Seminar: Laboratory Protocol (1)1-2
 OR
 BIO211AEBiotechnology Seminar: Business and Regulatory Issues (1)3
 
+BIO215Biotechnology Internship (3)6
 Two (2) semesters of internship are required.
 
+CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND 
+CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1)4
 
+CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND 
+CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) 
 OR
+CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND 
+CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) AND 
+CHM236General Organic Chemistry IIA (3) AND 
+CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA Laboratory (1)4-8
 
+CHM260Fundamental Biochemistry3
+BIO/CSC283Bioinformatics and Scientific Computing3
 
CHM152 and CHM152LL recommended for those choosing two semester organic chemistry option.
+BIO182General Biology (Majors) II(4) OR 
+BIO220Biology of Microorganisms (4) OR 
+BIO240General Genetics (4) OR 
+BIO247Applied Biosciences: Biotechnology (4) OR 
+CHM130Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND 
+CHM130LLFundamental Chemistry Lab (1) OR 
+CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND 
+CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Lab (1) OR 
+PHY+++Any PHY Physics course (4)4
 
General Education Requirements
 
General Education RequirementCredits: 18-23
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
+ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR 
+ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND 
+ENG111Technical Writing (3) OR 
+ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR 
+ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR 
+COM225Public Speaking (3) OR 
+COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
+CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
+MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR 
+MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR 
+MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR 
  Higher level Mathematics course3-5
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 6
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 PHI213Medical and Bio-Ethics3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Social & Behavioral Sciences area3
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 0
 Met by BIO181 OR (CHM151 and CHM151LL) in Required Courses area.0
 

Program Competencies
 
1.Read and critically evaluate scientific literature. (BIO175, BIO208, BIO209, BIO210, BIO215)
2.Utilize written protocols to accurately execute laboratory techniques. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO205, BIO208, BIO209, BIO210, BIO215, BIO220, BIO247, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY+++)
3.Analyze scientific data and draw logical conclusions. (BIO175, BIO181, BIO182, BIO205, BIO208, BIO209, BIO210, BIO215, BIO220, BIO247, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY+++)
4.Report results and conclusions effectively in written and oral formats. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO205, BIO208, BIO209, BIO210, BIO215, BIO220, BIO247, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY+++)
5.Employ mathematical formulas used in the laboratory. (BIO173, BIO181, BIO182, BIO205, BIO208, BIO209, BIO210, BIO215, BIO220, BIO247, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY+++)
6.Use relevant software to search genetic databases for similar sequences and align those sequences for analysis of identity. (BIO208, BIO/CSC283)
7.Explain biological and chemical principles and their application to biotechnological techniques. (BIO181, BIO208, BIO209, BIO210, BIO205, BIO220, BIO240, BIO247, BIO215, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236,CHM236LL, CHM260)
8.Operate contemporary biotechnology equipment and utilize techniques to reliably apply them in a research, clinical and/or manufacturing environment. (BIO208, BIO209, BIO210, BIO215, BIO247)
9.Revise procedures to troubleshoot encountered problems and stay current of changing technology. (BIO208, BIO209, BIO210, BIO215, BIO247)
10.Demonstrate the skills needed to work effectively in a team environment, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. (BIO181, BIO182, BIO205, BIO208, BIO209, BIO210, BIO215, BIO220, BIO247, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY+++)
11.Describe current issues in the biotechnology field. (BIO211AA, BIO211AB, BIO211AE)
 


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