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Telicia Hunter
Director, Life Sciences
Collins (Building 2), room 125

* This program is financial aid eligible.


Long Term

Biotechnology focuses on the application of the biological sciences, biochemistry, and genetics to the preparation of new and enhanced agricultural, environmental, clinical, and industrial products, including the commercial exploitation of microbes, plants, and animals. Potential course work includes instruction in general biology, general and organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, genetics, and cellular biology.

The Biotechnology Associate in Applied Science 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 should be qualified for employment in various areas of industry and government, including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Main Campus

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO-111 General Biology I 4
BTC-181 Basic Laboratory Techniques 4.00
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3

Suggested Paths

Long Term

(More than 12 months)

University Transfer