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
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
BIO-111 Biology I - Science  4
BIT-102 Introduction to Biotechnology 1
MTH-125 Accelerated Precalculus 4
    12
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
BIO-221 Microbiology I 4
CHM-111 Chemistry I - Science 4
MTH-171 Statistics I or  
MTH-134 Biostatistics1 3/4
HPE-... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    15/16
Summer Semester
CHM-112 Chemistry II: Science 4
    4
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
BIO-240 Genetics 4
BIT-201 Applications in Biotechnology 4
CHM-221 Organic Chemistry I 4
HIS-101 World Civilization I or  
ENG-271 World Literature I 3
    15
Second Semester
BIT-202 Instrumental Analysis 4
BIT-200 Fundamentals of Biochemistry 4
PHL-232 Biomedical Ethics 3
...-... Social Science General Education Elective 3
    14
Summer Semester
BIT-205 Biotechnology Internship 3
    3
  Total Minimum Credits 63
1 Biostatistics: MTH-140 (Calculus) pre-requisite or permission from Chair of Math Department.

Program Goals

  • To prepare students for entry-level employment in a biotechnology area.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.

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