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BSC1404C Introduction to Biotechnological Methods (AS)

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Palm Beach County School District's Biotechnology Academies, completion of Biotec 1, 2, and 3 high school courses and department challenge exam completed with 80% pass rate.

This course builds upon the concepts taught in Introduction to Biotechnology and teaches basic concepts and techniques necessary to work effectively in a biotechnology laboratory. The nature of science, lab work, and the role of the biotechnician will be discussed. Basic skills learned include: following procedures and keeping records; laboratory safety procedures for biological, chemical, and radiological hazards; laboratory mathematics and measuring; preparing solutions; and basic techniques used in separating biomolecules. Students will develop confidence in their ability to work safely with basic biotech lab instruments. Course credit awarded through prior learning assessment process.


5 Credits