Biotechnology Associate in Science

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Biotechnology is a subject area that has enormous implications for the future of the 21st century. It already has a significant impact on our lives, and will continue to revolutionize the ways in which we diagnose and treat disease, lengthen the life span, feed the planet, and remediate the environment. Our nationally recognized Biotechnology program prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the biotechnology industry or to proceed to further education a four-year college or university. Current graduates may be found in a variety of biotechnology companies, working as Lab Technicians, Manufacturing Associates, Quality Control and Quality Assurance Technicians, and as Validation Consultants.

Requirements

Health and Internship Considerations
The Biotechnology program offers an optional externship. Participation in this externship requires the student to follow the college’s immunization policy. Depending upon the site, the student may be required to possess and maintain professional liability insurance. For unpaid externships, the student must possess and maintain accident insurance.
 

Technical Standards
Students enrolling in degree and certificate programs, and/or enrolling in individual courses within the Biotechnology Program, in addition to meeting the specific pre-requisite requirements for each course, must meet the following general, technical standards:

  • Students must be able to comprehend the English language, both oral and written.
  • Students must have sufficient manual dexterity to produce legible written documents in a timely manner. Appropriate assistive technology may be used, as needed.
  • Students must be able to sit or stand at a desk and laboratory bench, and must possess the necessary focus to stay on task for extended periods of time.
  • Students must be able to comprehend and follow instructions in the classroom and laboratory in a timely manner.
  • Students must possess the necessary manual dexterity to carry out assigned laboratory tasks.
  • Students must be able to perform required classroom and laboratory operations, including mathematical operations, without reference to notes, as directed.

Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses in Biotechnology more than ten years old will be evaluated by the department chair on an individual basis.

First Year - Fall Semester (Pathway I)

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
BIOL108G General Biology I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH145G Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
or
 
MATH147G Topics in Applied College Mathematics Plus 5 0 5
Classroom 5, Lab 0, Total 5
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Total Credits 15-16

First Year - Spring Semester (Pathway I)

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BTEC205G Bioethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
* PHIL240G Ethics may be substituted for BTEC205G Bioethics
 
CHEM115G General Chemistry I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BTEC105G Introduction to Biotechnology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH225G Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Total Credits 15

Second Year - Fall Semester (Pathway I)

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BTEC210G Biotechnology Research 2 6 4
Classroom 2, Lab 6, Total 4
CHEM116G General Chemistry II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BIOL109G General Biology II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Technical Elective 3-4
Classroom , Lab , Total 3-4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 18-19

Second Year - Spring Semester (Pathway I)

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BTEC220G Biomanufacturing 2 6 4
Classroom 2, Lab 6, Total 4
BIOL210G Microbiology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Technical Elective 3-4
Classroom , Lab , Total 3-4
Technical Elective 3-4
Classroom , Lab , Total 3-4
Total Credits 13-15

Note: Technical Electives for the A.S. degree in Biotechnology are defined as any BIOL, BTEC, MATH, PHYS, CHEM, IST, CIS, DATA or BUS courses not already part of the A.S. Degree in Biotechnology.

First Year - Fall Semester (Pathway II)

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CHEM115G General Chemistry I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BIOL108G General Biology I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH150G College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
or
 
MATH152G College Algebra Plus 5 0 5
Classroom 5, Lab 0, Total 5
A higher level MATH may be substituted.
 
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Total Credits 16-17

First Year - Spring Semester (Pathway II)

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BTEC205G Bioethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CHEM116G General Chemistry II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BTEC105G Introduction to Biotechnology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH210G Pre-Calculus 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
A higher level MATH may be substituted.
 
Total Credits 15

Second Year - Fall Semester (Pathway II)

Students may want to consider taking one of these courses during the summer term.

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BTEC210G Biotechnology Research 2 6 4
Classroom 2, Lab 6, Total 4
BIOL210G Microbiology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BIOL109G General Biology II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Technical Elective 3-4
Classroom , Lab , Total 3-4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 18-19

Second Year - Spring Semester (Pathway II)

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BTEC220G Biomanufacturing 2 6 4
Classroom 2, Lab 6, Total 4
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Technical Elective 3-4
Classroom , Lab , Total 3-4
Technical Elective 3-4
Classroom , Lab , Total 3-4
Total Credits 12-14

Note: Technical Electives for the A.S. degree in Biotechnology are defined as any BIOL, BTEC, MATH, PHYS, CHEM, IST, CIS, DATA or BUS courses not already part of the A.S. degree in Biotechnology.

Total Overall Credits : 61-65

Additional Information

Note: Technical Electives for the A.S. degree in Biotechnology are defined as any BIOL, BTEC, MATH, PHYS, PHOT, CHEM, IST, CIS or BUS courses not already part of the A.S. Degree in Biotechnology.

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