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Biotechnology

General Description [Catalog]

Biotechnology is defined as the science of using and modifying biological material in order to develop products and organisms for specific use. A variety of biotechnology applications are commonly used in the following industries:

• Research, testing, and medical laboratories
• Drugs, vaccines and pharmaceuticals
• Health care (diagnostics, therapeutics & personalized medicine)
• Environment applications (biofuel & wildlife management)
• Food industry (testing & crop production)
• Agriculture feedstock and chemicals

This a rapidly expanding field of science with enormous potential for both improving life and providing a growing source of well paying technical jobs (taken from SWC Biotechnology website).

Please visit the SWC Biotechnology Program website for more details and information about the program [Biotechnology website].


Biotechnology Technical Certificate Program Courses [Catalog

• Intermediate Algebra II (MATH 70)
• Preparation for General Chemistry (CHEM 170)
• Principles of Biology (lecture and lab: BIOL 100/101)
• DNA Science I (BIOL 205)
• DNA Science II (BIOL 206)
• Introduction to Biological Research I (BIOL 229)
• Introduction to Biological Research II (BIOL 230)
• Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIOL 211)
• General Microbiology (BIOL 265)

Associate in Science Degree [Catalog]

• Requirements as listed above with General Education courses and electives

Transfer Track (to Four-year University or College) [Catalog]

• Calculus (MATH 121)
• General Chemistry (CHEM 200)
• Zoology (BIOL 210)
• Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 211)
• General Microbiology (BIOL 265)
• DNA Science I (BIOL 205)
• DNA Science II (BIOL 206)
• Introduction to Biological Research I (BIOL 229)
• Introduction to Biological Research II (BIOL 230)
• General Education courses and electives

Parallel Track (Currently Enrolled at Four-year University or College and majoring in Molecular Biology and Genetics) [Catalog]

• Introduction to Biological Research I (BIOL 229)
• Introduction to Biological Research II (BIOL 230)

Faculty


• Jonathan Atwater, Ph.D. [Email]
• Nouna Bakhiet, Ph.D. [Email]

Department Chair: Margery Stinson, M.S. [Email]

Last updated: 9/20/2011 1:48:46 PM