Biotechnology Lab Technician

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South campus

Sheryl Horstman
Instructor
253.680.7470

Jim Field
Career Advisor
253.680.7410
Location South Campus
Hours Mon - Fri, 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Biotechnology Lab TechnicianBiotechnology is the use of genetically engineered cells to produce useful products including medicines, food additives and DNA testing. It also includes mapping of the human genome and learning how genes interact to make us who we are. Students in this program prepare for careers as technicians in labs, manufacturing facilities and media. Other employment areas include diagnostics and testing, genetic research, production and manufacturing, quality assurance, scientific product sales, and tissue culture and micropropagation.

In addition to several Associate Degree study paths, students can also choose from three Certificates of Training.

Program Length: Seven quarters (approximate)

Degree Choices:

  • AAS-T Degree - Biotechnology Lab Technician: Credits 117
  • AAS Degree - Biotechnology Lab Technician: Credits 112
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations 5
100+ Level Mathematics 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
BIOL& 160 Biology 5
BIOL& 222 Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology 5
BIOL& 260 Microbiology 5
CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry 5
CHEM& 141 Chemistry 5
Elective *Humanities/Social Sciences (See list.) (AAS-T Only) 5


REQUIRED COURSEWORK

CREDITS
BTECH 110 Basic Laboratory Safety 2
BTECH 111 Biohazard Abatement 2
BTECH 112 Hazardous Chemicals 2
BTECH 113 Introduction to Biotechnology I 5
BTECH 120 Introduction to Biotechnology II 5
BTECH 121 Media and Solutions 4
BTECH 130 Employment Preparation 3
BTECH 131 Laboratory Management 4
BTECH 132 Ethics and Science 3
BTECH 210 Journal Club 4
BTECH 211 Tissue and Cell Culture 5
BTECH 212 Advanced Laboratory Management 3
BTECH 220 Introduction to Molecular Techniques 5
BTECH 221 Protein Purification and Analysis I 5

Students may choose one option:
Option A: Biomanufacturing
BTECH 230 Biomanufacturing I: Regulatory Compliance 4
BTECH 231 Biomanufacturing II : Upstream Manufacturing Processes 4
BTECH 232 Biomanufacturing III: Downstream Manufacturing Processes 4
BTECH 233 Principles of Biomolecule Isolation 3
Option B: Tissue Culture/Contemporary Issues
BTECH 240 Plant Tissue Culture 5
BTECH 241 Tissue and Cell Culture 5
BTECH 242 Advanced Projects: Plant Tissue Culture 5
Option C: Flow Cytometry
BTECH 250 Topics in Immunology 5
BTECH 251 Advanced Projects: Immunology 2 5
BTECH 252 Flow Cytometry 3
BTECH 253 Advanced Projects: Flow Cytometry 2
Students must choose any three of the following courses.
BTECH 260 Advanced Projects: Flow Cytometry* 5
BTECH 261 Advanced Projects: Advanced Molecular Techniques* 5
BTECH 262 Advanced Projects: Laboratory Management* 5
BTECH 263 Advanced Projects: Immunology* 5
BTECH 264 Advanced Projects: Genetics* 5
BTECH 265 Advanced Projects: Mammalian Tissue Culture* 5

 

 


SOCIAL SCIENCES/HUMANITIES ELECTIVES LIST

 

Students must choose one course from the following list:

  • ART& 100 Art Appreciation (WAOL)

  • CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication

  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking

  • HIST 101 History of Science and Technology

  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology

  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology (WAOL)

  • SOC 111 Understanding Diversity

     

Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

BIOMANUFACTURING

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
BTECH 230 Biomanufacturing I: Regulatory Compliance 3
BTECH 231 Biomanufacturing II : Upstream Manufacturing Processes 5
BTECH 232 Biomanufacturing III: Downstream Manufacturing Processes 5
BTECH 233 Principles of Biomolecule Isolation 2

Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

TISSUE CULTURE

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
BTECH 240 Plant Tissue Culture 5
BTECH 241 Tissue and Cell Culture 5
BTECH 242 Advanced Projects: Plant Tissue Culture 5

Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

FLOW CYTOMETRY

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
BTECH 250 Topics in Immunology 5
BTECH 251 Advanced Projects: Immunology 2
BTECH 252 Flow Cytometry 5
BTECH 253 Advanced Projects: Flow Cytometry 3