Biotechnology

Associate in Science
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 01512)

The associate in science degree augments student transfer preparation and qualifies students for entry-level positions in biotechnology research laboratories.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Demonstrate skills, based on biotechnology industry requirements, necessary to successfully apply, interview and perform in biotechnology research internships and/or professional jobs.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
MATH 70 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA II 4
 Units4
Second Semester
BIOL 100 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY ** 3
BIOL 101 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY ** 1
BIOL 205 DNA SCIENCE I 2
BIOL 229 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH I 3
CHEM 170
PREPARATION FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY **
or GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4-5
 Units13-14
Third Semester
BIOL 206 DNA SCIENCE II 2
BIOL 211 INTRODUCTION TO CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 4
BIOL 230 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH II 3
BIOL 265 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
 Units13
 Total Units30-31
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

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Transfer students should substitute higher-level courses required for their major (e.g.: BIOL 210 can replace BIOL 100/BIOL 101; CHEM 170 or CHEM 200 can be replaced by higher-numbered chemistry courses; and MATH 70 can be replaced by higher-numbered math courses.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.

Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.