Biotechnology - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Concentration
Application Code 71
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room SET-430—443-518-1600.
The growing emphasis on modern science technology has created a demand for skilled laboratory specialists in the emerging biotechnology and chemical industries. These areas include genetic engineering, pharmaceuticals, biological and biomedical research, quality control, water quality and treatment, pollution abatement, and others. The college has articulated this area of concentration with the Department of Medical and Research Technology at the University of Maryland at Baltimore which leads to a B.S. degree. The biotechnology area of concentration is suitable for students planning to seek employment as laboratory technicians in industrial and research laboratories. Graduates should be able to carry out laboratory procedures, properly use laboratory apparatus, and perform basic calculations. Students interested in this curriculum are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.
Suggested Semester 1
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Suggested Semester 4
Total Credit Hours: 60
A graduate should be able to
- Demonstrate knowledge of scientific principles underlying biotechnological theories, advances, practical applications, and primary literature.
- Demonstrate management, technical, and laboratory skills appropriate for the workforce.
- Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to problems, dilemmas, and issues in biotechnology.