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    Aug 15, 2018  
2012-2013 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Biotechnology, A.A.S. (A20100)


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The Biotechnology 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 may find employment in various areas of industry and government, including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Gaston College graduates receiving an associate of applied science degree in Biotechnology will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of life at the molecular and cellular levels.
  2. Apply the fundamental concepts of genetics, immunology, and chemistry to biotechnology procedures and practices.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the practice and theory of modern biotechnology.
  4. Illustrate the proper use of a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures with accuracy, precision, and safety.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate results both orally and through written reports.
  6. Apply statistical principles to generate inferences about data or analyze the credibility of scientific results.

Core Courses


Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)


Select one course numbered 110 or higher from one of the following discipline areas:

Art, Literature, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, or Religion.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 SHC)


Select one course numbered 110 or higher from one of the following discipline areas:

Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Geography.

Mathematics (3 SHC)


Total Semester Hours Credit: 70


Note(s):


*Contact Co-op Office for course/section numbers.

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