This course covers a wide range of material, including the structure and function of diverse microbes, metabolism, microbial genetics, and the role of microbes in disease, as well as the techniques used to safely work with bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the laboratory.
Biotechnology Featured Courses
For a list of all courses required for this program, please consult the Catalog.
The following are a sampling of key courses that are a part of the Biotechnology program.
This course focuses on the structure and function of nucleic acids along with techniques commonly used when working with these molecules, including DNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and gene cloning.
This project-based course focuses on the structure and function of proteins along with techniques commonly used when working with these molecules, including protein isolation, enzymatic assays, gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, and spectrophotometry.
Internship (required for Biotechnology Associate of Applied Science Degree; Optional for Biotechnology Certificate): This course focuses on an off-campus internship in a functioning biotechnology laboratory.
This project-based course focuses on data collection, interpretation, and analysis, as well as the use and calibration of instruments, including analytical balances, pH meters, conductivity meters, spectrophotometers, and high-performance liquid chromatographs (HPLC).
This course helps students gain skills required of laboratory science professionals in the workplace, including standard laboratory procedures and calculations, laboratory safety, communication skills, professional behavior and employment skills, laboratory record-keeping, quality control/quality