BIOTECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science Degree (5200)

The Biotechnology Associate of Applied Science degree is a two-year, five semester program to prepare the graduate to function as an entry-level research technician.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Apply critical thinking and technical laboratory skills necessary to perform in a biotechnology laboratory.
  2. Apply effective communication, positive interpersonal skills and exhibit professional behavior and ethical standards in the work environment.
  3. Follow policies, safety techniques and procedures when working in regulated laboratory environment.

 Admission Criteria:

All prospective candidates who wish to be admitted to the Biotechnology Program should contact the Allied Health Advisor.

Applicants must:

  1. Complete the requirements for admission to the College. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Program.

  2. File a degree plan with the Allied Health Advisor which shows evidence of:

    a. THEA scores for THEA-eligible students or placement scores for THEA-exempt students which permit enrollment in college level courses.  Official THEA scores must appear on a transcript to be sent directly to Galveston College from the test company on an official test score report form.

    b. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I within five years of acceptance into the Program.

    c. Satisfactory completion of high school chemistry or achieving a “C” or better in CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I, within five years of acceptance in the Program, or with permission of Coordinator of Program.

    d. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in MATH 0304 Intermediate Algebra, by placement or course completion within five years of acceptance into the Program.

    e. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1301 Composition I.

    f. An overall G.P.A. of 2.5 as well as a G.P.A. of 2.5 on all prerequisite courses.  The cumulative G.P.A. at Galveston College must be a 2.5.  It is highly recommended that the general education courses be completed prior to enrollment in the Program. A grade of “C” or better is required on all general education courses.  Math and Science courses must be completed within five years of acceptance into the Program or with permission of Coordinator. 

  3. Complete a background check through the College at students cost upon acceptance to the Program.

  4. Complete a clear drug screening test as directed by the Program. 

Transfer students must:

  1. Complete admission requirements to Galveston College as well as the Program admission criteria.
  2. Currently hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on transfer course work.
  3. Submit course syllabi for review, if requested by program coordinator.
  4. Agree to a complete a disclosure of information form.

Transfer students must:-

1.  Complete admission requirements to Galveston College as well as the Program admission criteria.
2.  Currently hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on transfer course work.
3.  Submit course syllabi for review, if requested by program coordinator.
4.  Agree to a complete a disclosure of information form.

Curriculum

Students must complete a two-year program of study to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. Enrolled students will be required to achieve a “C” or better in all courses in the Biotechnology curriculum in order to progress in the program. All Biotechnology and science courses must be completed in sequence and within a period of five years.

Prerequisite Courses
Course
Course Name
Credit Hours
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4
MATH 0304 Intermediate Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3

Totals

14
1st Year—1st Semester
Course
Course Name
Credit Hours
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4
BITC 1311 Introduction to Biotechnology 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra 4
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3

Totals

14
1st Year—2nd Semester
Course
Course Name
Credit Hours
BITC 1402 Biotechnology Lab Methods and Techniques 4
COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications 3
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
BITC 1291 Special Topics (Ethics in Biological Technology) 2

Totals

13
1st Year—3rd Semester
Course
Course Name
Credit Hours
BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors 4
BITC 2286 Internship (Biotechnology Lab Tech) 2

Totals

6
2nd Year—1st Semester
Course
Course Name
Credit Hours
BITC 2441 Molecular Biology Techniques 4
BITC 2411 Biotechnology Laboratory Instrumentation 4
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3

Totals

14
2nd Year—2nd Semester
Course
Course Name
Credit Hours
BITC 1391 Special Topics-Advanced Biotechnology 3
BITC 2387 Internship (Biotechnology Lab Tech)* 3
ELEC X3XX Core Humanities Course 3
ENGL 2311 Technical Business Writing 3

Totals

12

Program Totals

73

* Identifies capstone experience, 16 week course.

 

Updated 7/23/2007 - Content Author ajolly