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Biotechnology AS

Biotechnology Overview (2158)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

 www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-stem.aspx

Program Description

This degree program is designed for students who will seek employment as biotechnology research technicians, biological technicians, cell culture technicians or biotechnology manufacturing technicians, or for persons wanting career advancement already employed in the field. Course content includes biology and chemistry concepts, algebraic and statistical analysis, basic microbiology concepts, biohazard and safety procedures, human anatomy and physiology, core biotechnical laboratory techniques and industry workplace experience.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program with a grade of C or higher.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part-time.

Location

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information

Dr. Alexandra Gorgevska, Department Chair for Biotechnology & Natural Science gorgevsa@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 207-5003

Employment Opportunities

The program prepares the student for employment in entry-level biotechnology positions. Students can work in the biotechnology industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing and related industries.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 16)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics-Area III with a MAC prefix

3 credits

BSC1010Principles of Biology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC1010LPrinciples of Biology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

Required Courses (Credits: 45)

BSC2421Introduction to Biotechnology (AA)

3 Credits

And

BSC2421LIntroduction to Biotechnology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

Or

BSC1404CIntroduction to Biotechnological Methods (AS)

5 Credits

BSC2420Biotechnology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2420LBiotechnology 1 Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2427Biotechnology 2, Molecular Biology, Cell and Immunobiology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2427LBiotechnology 2, Molecular Biology, Cell and Immunobiology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2945CBiotechnology Internship (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2416CIntroduction to Tissue Culture Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2426CIntroduction to Biotechnology Instrumentation Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2435Introduction to Bioinformatics (AA)

1 Credit

CHM1045General Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CHM1046General Chemistry 2 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1046LGeneral Chemistry 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CHM2210Organic Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM2210LOrganic Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CHM2211Organic Chemistry 2 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM2211LOrganic Chemistry 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

MCB2010Microbiology (AA)

3 Credits

MCB2010LMicrobiology Lab (AA)

1 Credit

STA2023Statistics (AA)

3 Credits

BSC1404C: A challenge exam is available for those students who qualify to take this course. Those who do not pass the exam will be advised to take BSC2421 and BSC2421L. See Program Director for details.

Total Credit Hours: 61

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 14)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics-Area III with a MAC prefix

3 credits

BSC1010Principles of Biology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC1010LPrinciples of Biology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CHM1045General Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 16)

BSC2421Introduction to Biotechnology (AA)

3 Credits

And

BSC2421LIntroduction to Biotechnology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

Or

BSC1404CIntroduction to Biotechnological Methods (AS)

5 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

CHM1046General Chemistry 2 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1046LGeneral Chemistry 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

MCB2010Microbiology (AA)

3 Credits

MCB2010LMicrobiology Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC1404C: A challenge exam is available for those students who qualify to take this course. Those who do not pass the exam will be advised to take BSC2421 and BSC2421L. See Program Director for details.

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 16)

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

BSC2420Biotechnology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2420LBiotechnology 1 Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2416CIntroduction to Tissue Culture Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2426CIntroduction to Biotechnology Instrumentation Lab (AA)

2 Credits

CHM2210Organic Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM2210LOrganic Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

Term Two - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 13)

BSC2427Biotechnology 2, Molecular Biology, Cell and Immunobiology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2427LBiotechnology 2, Molecular Biology, Cell and Immunobiology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

BSC2435Introduction to Bioinformatics (AA)

1 Credit

CHM2211Organic Chemistry 2 (AA)

3 Credits

CHM2211LOrganic Chemistry 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

STA2023Statistics (AA)

3 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year Two) (Credits: 2)

BSC2945CBiotechnology Internship (AA)

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 61