Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Biotechnology

Math/Science

240 Linn Hall

319-398-5516

www.kirkwood.edu/mathscience

Entry time

Fall or Spring

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Liberal Arts transfer, diploma and certificate options are available. See advisor for information.

From designing plants that produce better crops to finding cures to disease, biotechnology has made a mark on modern life. Most seldom realize nearly everything in our lives, including the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the various products we use every day, is touched in some way by biotechnology.

Students in Kirkwood’s Biotechnology program first learn to operate and maintain lab equipment and adhere to federal guidelines. Later in the program, students prepare solutions and reagents; explore microbiology, cell biology, immunology, and genetic engineering and molecule biology; isolate and characterize proteins; and perform chemical assays.

Career opportunities: animal technician, lab assistant, lab-based manufacturing/production technician, lab technician, manufacturing technician, quality control operator, research assistant, research technician, science technician.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

BIO-190

Introductory Biotechnology or

3

EGT-440

PLTW - Biotechnical Engineering or

 

EGR-440

PLTW - Biotechnical Engineering

 

BIO-400

Lab Methodology

3

CHM-110

Introduction to Chemistry

3

CHM-111

Introduction to Chemistry Lab

1

ENG-105

Composition I

3

MAT-120

College Algebra or

3

MAT-138

College Algebra with Limits

 

 

 

16

Second Semester (Spring)

BIO-112

General Biology I

4

CHM-132

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

4

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing

3

 

 

14

Third Semester (Fall)

BIO-186

Microbiology

4

BIO-410

Molecular Biology Techniques I

4

BIO-430

Molecular Genetics

3

MAT-157

Statistics

4

 

 

15

Fourth Semester (Spring)

BIO-420

Molecular Biology Techniques II

4

BIO-450

Basic Bioinformatics

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

PHI-105

Introduction to Ethics

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

 

 

16

Fifth Semester (Summer)

BIO-249

Biotechnology Internship

3

 

 

3

Total program credit hours

64

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