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Biotechnology Laboratory Technician, Associate in Applied Science

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.

All Math and science courses in the program must be completed with a "C" or higher.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Biotechnology Laboratory Technician program, the graduate will be able to:

  • evaluate primary scientific literature in order to recognize quality research
  • explain cellular processes that molecular, cellular and organismal level in order to apply this knowledge to cell culture techniques;
  • demonstrate technical skills required by a biotechnology laboratory technician, including the collection, analysis and interpretation of laboratory data, as well as the proper use of personal protective equipment and lab safety protocols;
  • apply the elements of good laboratory practices and good manufacturing practices as recognized by the governing bodies who regulate these practices in the field o biotechnology; and
  • demonstrate the necessary work-readiness skills required in the industry.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 150Principles of Biology I #

4 credits

 

CHM 110Fundamentals of Chemistry #

4 credits

OR

CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

 

MAT 110College Algebra #

5 credits

OR

MAT 111Pre-Calculus #

5 credits

 

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 222Principles of Microbiology #

4 credits

BOT 200Cellular and Molecular Biology #

3 credits

 

CHM 132Elementary Organic Chemistry #

5 credits

OR

CHM 234Organic Chemistry I #

5 credits

 

SAT 170Introduction to Biotechnology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
BOT 110Good Lab Practices/Good Manufacturing Practices in Biotechnology

1 credit

BOT 210Introduction to Biochemistry #

3 credits

BOT 230Biotechnology Laboratory I (DNA Techniques) #

4 credits

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
BOT 220Cell and Tissue Culture #

4 credits

BOT 240Biotechnology Laboratory II (Protein Techniques & Biofuels) #

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:17

Total Credit Hours: 63-64

See BOT course descriptions.

Contact: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu