Biotechnology, Biomanufacturing, and Molecular Techniques AS

This program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university. The curriculum prepares the students primarily for advanced study in biotechnology, but is suitable for advanced study programs in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, or chemistry, with an emphasis on issues associated with the biotechnology industry. In addition, the program is designed to enhance the students’ understanding of the technology and processes utilized by the biopharmaceutical industry.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • collect, analyze and interpret scientific data, using established research and statistical methods.
  • demonstrate thorough knowledge and use of state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation used by laboratory personnel in both academic institutions and the biotechnology industry.
  • demonstrate use and application of the scientific method to develop, organize, execute and interpret experiments in a logical and timely manner.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the biotechnology manufacturing process.


First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
CHE 151 Principles of Chemistry I 4
BIO 151 Principles of Biology I 4
Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and
Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences
MAT 161
(18 Credit Hours)
Precalculus I 4

Second Semester

ENG 102 English Composition II 3
CHE 152 Principles of Chemistry II 4
BIT 123 Basic Techniques and Instrumentation for Biotechnology 4
BIT 120 Introduction to Biotechnology 4
(18 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency 3

Third Semester

CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I 4
MAT 131 Introduction to Statistics 3
Elective Core Goal 11: Civic Responsibility 3
BIO 152 Principles of Biology II 4
BIT 220
(18 Credit Hours)
Biotechnology Research 4

Fourth Semester

CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II 4
BIT 232 Biomanufacturing 4
Elective Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 2
Elective Core Goal 1b: Oral Communication 3
Elective Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts 3
(18 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives and Diversity, and
Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning and Behavior