Students will be educated in the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and biochemistry with heavy emphasis on a wide range of laboratory procedures. The topics of lab safety, protein isolation and separation techniques, cell culture, molecular biology and recombinant DNA, and quality control will be addressed as they apply to both a manufacturing and research environment.
General Education Requirements: 24 Hours
Mathematics, Science and Recommended Electives requirements are satisfied through specialized courses.
English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present
Humanities 6 hours
See General Education Requirement page for complete list. PHIL 2153 Medical Ethics recommended.
Mathematics 3 hours
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
Required Electives 3 hours
Select one 3-hour course from one of the following:
Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts. (Art, Music, Theatre)
*Course has prerequisite.
Specialized Course Requirements: 42 Hours
Biology 8 hours
BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors
*BIOL 2164 Microbiology
Biotechnology 24 hours
BIOT 1113 Introduction to Biotechnology
*BIOT 1315 Biotechnology Laboratory Methods & Techniques
*BIOT 1534 Cell Culture Techniques
*BIOT 2246 Molecular Biology and Techniques
*BIOT 2335 Proteomics and Instrumentation
*BIOT 2101 Biotechnology Quality Assurance
Chemistry 10 hours
*CHEM 1315 General Chemistry I
*CHEM 1415 General Chemistry II
Additional Recommended Courses
(not required for degree)
*ENGL 2333 Technical Professional Writing
*MATH 2193 Elementary Statistics
*CHEM 2145 Organic Chemistry I
*CHEM 2353 Introduction to Biochemistry
Total Credit Hours: 66
*Course has prerequisite.
To receive an AA or AS degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
University Transfer Degree Information
Students should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for your degree program, especially if you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Students are encouraged to begin a dialogue with their intended transfer schools as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/ admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.
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