Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

(pending ICCB approval)

Curriculum BIS.BTC.AAS (C226B)

The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate in Applied Science degree emphasizes skills necessary for entry-level employment in bioscience laboratories. The program focuses on techniques basic to the biotechnology industry. Students acquire proficiency in laboratory skills, effective communications and employment skills.

Program graduates may seek entry-level employment in public or private laboratories for positions titled laboratory assistant, laboratory technician, laboratory tester or laboratory worker, cell culture technician, research technician, and/or microbiology technician. These sources of employment are found in government and university laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, food processing industries, companies performing research and development, companies involved in plant and animal breeding, manufacturing, sales, and even customer service. The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician curriculum is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology. With the curriculum objectives designed to prepare graduates to serve as research assistants and technicians in laboratory and industrial settings, course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, and biotechnology techniques. The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician program also prepares students who wish to continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree and advanced degrees in biotechnology.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

#

CHM 110

Fundamentals of Chemistry or

 

#

CHM 140

General Chemistry I

4-5

#

MAT 110

College Algebra or

 

#

MAT 111

Pre-Calculus

5

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

 

16-17

Semester Two

#

BIS 222

Principles of Microbiology

4

#

BOT 200

Cellular and Molecular Biology

3

#

CHM 132

Elementary Organic Chemistry or

 

#

CHM 234

Organic Chemistry I

5

 

SAT 170

Introduction to Biotechnology

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Three

 

BOT 110

Good Lab Practices/Good Manufacturing Practices in Biotechnology

1

#

BOT 210

Introduction to Biochemistry

3

#

BOT 230

Biotechnology Laboratory I (DNA Techniques)

4

#

MAT 170

Elementary Statistics

4

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Four

#

BOT 220

Cell and Tissue Culture

3

#

BOT 240

Biotechnology Laboratory II (Protein Techniques & Biofuels)

4

 

CIS 101

Computer Systems and Business Applications

3

 

PHL 103

Ethics

3

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology or

 

 

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology or

 

 

SOC 131

Social Problems

3

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

62-63

See BOT course descriptions.

Contact: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3260; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu