Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Biotechnology

This program is not currently accepting applications for admission.

Math/Science

1184 Linn Hall

319-398-5516

www.kirkwood.edu/biotechnology

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (4 terms)
Diploma
1 year (3 terms including summer)
Certificate
1 semester

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

Term 1-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

Term 2-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

Term 3-Fall

BIO-186

Microbiology

4

BIO-410

Molecular Biology Techniques I

4

BIO-430

Molecular Genetics

3

MAT-157

Statistics

4

 

 

15

Term 4-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

Term 5-Summer

BIO-249

Biotechnology Internship

3

 

 

3

Total program credit hours

64

Biotechnology Diploma Option

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

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

BIO-112

General Biology I

4

 

 

14

Term 2

CHM-132

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

4

BIO-430

Molecular Genetics

3

MAT-157

Statistics

4

BIO-410

Molecular Biology Techniques I

4

 

 

15

Term 3

BIO-186

Microbiology

4

BIO-420

Molecular Biology Techniques II

4

BIO-450

Basic Bioinformatics

3

 

 

11

Total program credit hours

40

Biotechnology Certificate Option

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

BIO-400

Lab Methodology

3

BIO-410

Molecular Biology Techniques I

4

BIO-420

Molecular Biology Techniques II

4

BIO-450

Basic Bioinformatics

3

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

14

NOTE: If you have already taken science courses at Kirkwood or another institution, you may be able to substitute or waive some of the required courses in the curriculum. Please check with your advisor.

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