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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

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

-OR

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH-105Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

-OR

GEOG-102Elements of Cultural Geography

3

-OR

SOCI-102Social Problems

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-4

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-129The Internet and the Digital World

3

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

-OR

BIOL-200Microbiology

4

CHEM-102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4

-PE/Health CourseAny course with a prefix of LFIT

1

Courses Offered at Frederick Community College

Course NumberTitleCredits
BI-140Biotechnology and Society

3

BI-220Cell Biology and Tissue Culture

4

BPM-102Bioprocessing Environment

3

BPM-103Laboratory Techniques I

1

BPM-110Bioprocessing Measurements

4

BPM-214Techniques in Bioproduction

4

INTR-103Internship

3

-or (with program manager approval)

-200-level math or science course

3

Electives-(Recommend BL 240, GL 273, CH 201, CMSP 107, EN 115)

6-7

Total Credit Hours: 60-62

Transfer Note:

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.