Biotechnology

Biological technicians work with scientists studying living organisms. Many assist scientists who conduct medical research helping to find a cure for cancer or AIDS, for example. Those who work in pharmaceutical companies help develop and manufacture medicinal and pharmaceutical preparations. Those working in the field of microbiology generally work as lab assistants and studying living organisms and infectious agents. Biological technicians also analyze organic substances, such as blood, food and drugs, and some examine evidence in a forensic science laboratory. Biological technicians, working in biotechnology labs, use the knowledge and techniques gained from basic research by scientists, including gene splicing and recombinant DNA, and apply them in product development.   Apply & Register Program Details

Biological technicians work with scientists studying living organisms. Many assist scientists who conduct medical research helping to find a cure for cancer or AIDS, for example. Those who work in pharmaceutical companies help develop and manufacture medicinal and pharmaceutical preparations. Those working in the field of microbiology generally work as lab assistants and studying living organisms and infectious agents. Biological technicians also analyze organic substances, such as blood, food and drugs, and some examine evidence in a forensic science laboratory. Biological technicians, working in biotechnology labs, use the knowledge and techniques gained from basic research by scientists, including gene splicing and recombinant DNA, and apply them in product development.

 


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 provide a concentration of course work appropriate for biotechnology students.
  • To prepare students for entry-level employment as a technician in the biopharma field.
  • To demonstrate the basic techniques used in the biotechnology industry.

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

Dr. Teresa A. Smith, Chair
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4479
email:tasmith@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

41.0101

Program Code

BIT.AAS