Biotechnology

The Biotechnology program will prepare students for entry-level positions in industries involving the field of biotechnology. These industries include pharmaceuticals, university and private research laboratories, medical technology and biotechnology companies.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Biotechnology program will prepare students for entry-level positions in industries involving the field of biotechnology. These industries include pharmaceuticals, university and private research laboratories, medical technology and biotechnology companies.

 


Area of Interest:
Sciences & Mathematics
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
BIO-111 Biology I - Science  4
BIT-102 Introduction to Biotechnology 1
MTH-125 Accelerated Precalculus2 4
    12
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II3 3
BIO-221 Microbiology I4 4
CHM-111 Chemistry I - Science5 4
MTH-171 Statistics I6 or 3
    14
Summer Semester
CHM-112 Chemistry II: Science7 4
    4
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
BIO-240 Genetics8 4
BIT-201 Applications in Biotechnology9 4
CHM-221 Organic Chemistry I10 4
HIS-101 World Civilization I or  
ENG-271 World Literature I 3
    15
Second Semester
BIT-202 Instrumental Analysis11 4
BIT-200 Fundamentals of Biochemistry12 4
PHL-232 Biomedical Ethics 3
HPE-... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    14
Summer Semester
BIT-205 Biotechnology Internship13 3
    3
  Total Minimum Credits 60
1 Must test into ENG-101 or take all appropriate prerequisites
2 Must test into MTH-125 or complete all prerequisites
3 Prerequisite: ENG-101
4 Prerequisite: BIO-111
5 Prerequisite: CHM-010 and MTH-124 or MTH-135
6 Prerequisites: MTH-114 or MTH-123, or MTH-125 or MTH-120
7Prerequisites: CHM-111
8 Prerequisites: BIO-111 and CHM-111
9 Prerequisites: BIO-221, BIT-102 and CHM-112; Co-requisites: BIO-240
10 Prerequisite: CHM-112
11 Prerequisites: BIT-102, CHM-112 and CHM-221
12 Prerequisites: BIO-111 and CHM-221; Co-requisite BIO-240
13 Prerequisites: BIT-102, BIT-201 and BIT-202

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Work safely in a laboratory.
  2. Analyze samples using modern computer interfaced instrumentation.
  3. Analyze and present data in multiple formats (graphic, oral and written).
  4. Explain the fundamental concepts of biology and chemistry.

Employment Opportunities

  • Entry-level position in Biotechnology industries
  • Research laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Laboratory technician

Special Program Requirements

Before graduation, students must complete a supervised, internship program at an approved biotechnology location or a research project under the direction of College faculty. A student in the biotechnology curriculum must earn a grade of “C” or better in all science and biotechnology courses to be eligible for the BIT.AAS degree.

Contact Person

William T. Lavell
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4478
email: wlavell@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

41.0101

Program Code

BIT.AAS