A.A.S. in Biotechnology (A20100)

The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.

Course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics, and technical communications. The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve in three distinct capacities: research assistant to a biologist or chemist; laboratory technician/instrumentation technician; and quality control/quality assurance technician.

Graduates may find employment in various areas of industry and government including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.

Note: Upon completion of all requirements, the AAS in Biotechnology is granted by Pitt Community College.

Suggested Sequence of Courses
FALL SEMESTER 1 (Taught at MCC)
ACA 115--Success and Study Skills
BIO 111--General Biology I
CHM 131--Introduction to Chemistry
CHM 131A--Introduction to Chemistry Lab
CIS 110--Introduction to Computers
ENG 111--Expository Writing
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
SPRING SEMESTER 1 (Taught at MCC)
BIO 112--General Biology II
CHM 132--Organic and Biochemistry
ENG 113--Literature-Based Research
MAT 110--Mathematical Measurement
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
(Taught at PCC)
BIO 275--Microbiology
BTC 181--Basic Lab Techniques
BTC 250--Molecular Genetics
BTC 270--Recombinant DNA Tech
BTC 281--Bioprocess Techniques
BTC 285--Cell Culture
Science Elective
Elective Experience