Biotechnology, Biomanufacturing, and Molecular Techniques – Nanobiotechnology Option AAS

This program is quite rigorous and is designed to prepare graduates within two years for employment into entry-level positions available at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as research and quality control laboratories. The areas for career opportunities include (but are not limited to): basic research in a drug discovery or academic environment, manufacturing, and clinical development. The program is intended to build upon basic principles of biology and chemistry acquired at the high school and early college level. Graduates will be prepared for positions as biotechnology, laboratory or biomanufacturing technicians and assistants.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • demonstrate a theoretical and practical (i.e., hands-on) knowledge of state-of-the-art tools used in biotechnology laboratories, including molecular and cellular biological techniques and use of various laboratory instrumentation.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the biotechnology process, from identification of a molecule involved in a disease process to the end-stage marketing of a product.
  • demonstrate thorough knowledge of the biotechnology manufacturing process.
  • demonstrate potential for teamwork, and good oral and written communication skills.
  • demonstrate familiarity with the types of career opportunities available in the biotechnology industry.

Curriculum

General Education Core Requirements

First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
CHE 131 Chemistry for Technology I 4
Elective
(17 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 11: Civic Responsibility, Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives and Diversity, and Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning and Behavior 3

Second Semester

ENG 115 Writing for Technical Communications 3
Elective SPC 110, 120, or 230 3
CHE 132 Chemistry for Technology II 4
BIT 120 Introduction to Biotechnology 4
BIT 123
(16 Credit Hours)
Basic Techniques and Instrumentation for Biotechnology 4

Third Semester

Elective Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 2
BIT 220 Biotechnology Research 4
BIT 232 Biomanufacturing 4
MAT 131 Introduction to Statistics 3
ESC 200 Nanofabrication Seminar 1
EGT 230
(17 Credit Hours)
Analog Circuits 4

Fourth Semester

ESC 211 Materials, Safety and Equipment Overview of Nanotechnology 3
ESC 212 Basic Nanotechnology Processes 3
ESC 213 Materials in Nanotechnology 3
ESC 214 Patterning for Nanotechnology 3
ESC 215 Materials Modification in Nanotechnology 3
ESC 216
(18 Credit Hours)
Characterization, Testing of Nanotechnology Structures and Materials 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 71

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