Biotechnology Laboratory Technician, Associate in Applied Science

(pending ICCB approval)

Curriculum BIS.BTC.AAS (C226B)

The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate in Applied Science degree emphasizes skills necessary for entry-level employment in bioscience laboratories. The program focuses on techniques basic to the biotechnology industry. Students acquire proficiency in laboratory skills, effective communications and employment skills.

Program graduates may seek entry-level employment in public or private laboratories for positions titled laboratory assistant, laboratory technician, laboratory tester or laboratory worker, cell culture technician, research technician, and/or microbiology technician. These sources of employment are found in government and university laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, food processing industries, companies performing research and development, companies involved in plant and animal breeding, manufacturing, sales, and even customer service. The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician curriculum is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology. With the curriculum objectives designed to prepare graduates to serve as research assistants and technicians in laboratory and industrial settings, course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, and biotechnology techniques. The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician program also prepares students who wish to continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree and advanced degrees in biotechnology.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

BIS 150 #Principles of Biology I

4 credits

 

CHM 110 #Fundamentals of Chemistry

4 credits

OR

CHM 140 #General Chemistry I

5 credits

 

MAT 110 #College Algebra

5 credits

OR

MAT 111 #Pre-Calculus

5 credits

 

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Semester Two

BIS 222 #Principles of Microbiology

4 credits

BOT 200 #Cellular and Molecular Biology

3 credits

 

CHM 132 #Elementary Organic Chemistry

5 credits

OR

CHM 234 #Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

 

SAT 170Introduction to Biotechnology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Three

BOT 110Good Lab Practice/Good Manufact-Biotech

1 credit

BOT 210 #Introduction to Biochemistry

3 credits

BOT 230 #Biotechnology Lab I (DNA Techniques)

4 credits

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four

BOT 220 #Cell and Tissue Culture

3 credits

BOT 240 #Biotech Lab II (Protein Tech & Biofuel)

4 credits

CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

PHL 103Ethics

3 credits

 

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

OR

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

OR

SOC 131Social Problems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 62-63

See BOT course descriptions.

Contact: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3260; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu