Bioprocessing Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 297
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division – Room ST-248 – 443-518-1600.
Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
Frederick Community College Degree
The Bioprocessing Technology A.A.S. degree prepares individuals to work as process operators in biological products manufacturing facilities. Students will combine basic science and communication skills, manufacturing technologies and good manufacturing practices in the course of study. Students will develop a strong basic science foundation with a sound understanding of the major technologies employed in the industry. They will also develop collaborative and disciplined work ethics while consistently practicing problem-solving skills. Upon successful completion of the program, individuals will possess the necessary skills to qualify for employment in a variety of bioprocessing industries.
General Education Core
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Biological & Physical Sciences
|CMSY-129||The Internet and the Digital World||
Required Courses Related to Major
Courses Offered at Frederick Community College
|BI-140||Biotechnology and Society||
|BI-220||Cell Biology and Tissue Culture||
|BPM-103||Laboratory Techniques I||
|BPM-214||Techniques in Bioproduction||
|-||or (with program manager approval)||
|-||200-level math or science course||
|Electives-||(Recommend BL 240, GL 273, CH 201, CMSP 107, EN 115)||
Total Credit Hours: 60-62
Frederick Community College has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A.S. in Bioprocessing Technology and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471.
Hood College–B.A. Biology
Stevenson University–B.S. Biotechnology
University of Maryland University College–B.T.P.S. Biotechnology or B.S. Laboratory Management
Students interested in pursuing a degree at HCC in addition to preparing for this area of study should see “Allied Health Programs” or “Mid-Maryland Allied Health Care Education Consortium” and also meet with an allied health advisor in the office of Admissions and Advising.
A graduate should be able to
1. Articulate central themes of the discipline.
2. Apply and demonstrate entry-level bioprocessing skills and techniques.
3. Demonstrate discipline-specific scientific inquiry.
4. Communicate discipline-specific knowledge.
5. Integrate discipline-specific technology.
6. Demonstrate appropriate quantitative skills.
7. Analyze the role of bioprocessing technology in society.