HCC Degree Information

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Hagerstown Community College
Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) – Biotechnology

The biotechnology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level technician positions in biomedical, research, and industrial laboratory areas. Depending on a person’s academic background and work experience, the biotechnology technician-in-training may complete the one year biotechnology certificate (22 credits) or the two-year associate of applied science (AAS) degree in biotechnology (64 credits).

The biotechnology courses are offered in fully-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories and graduates have the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to work immediately upon graduation and to advance with on-the-job experience and continued academic training. Some areas of opportunity for graduates include: biomedical technology, biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, plant research, and forensics.

Program Requirements 64-67 credits

General Education Requirements 23-24

Arts and Humanities

Choose one course from the Gen Ed List....................3

Behavioral/Social Sciences

Choose one from the Gen Ed list.................................3

Biological/Physical Science

BIO 101 General Biology I....................................4

or

BIO 113 Principles of Biology I...........................(4)

CHM 101 Introductory College Chemistry............4

or

CHM 103 General Chemistry I........................... (4)

English

ENG 101 English Composition...............................3

Information Literacy

IST 102 Introduction to Information Technology.3

Mathematics

MAT 101 College Algebra or another MAT course from approved list..............3

Core Program Requirements 31-33 credits

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics.......................4

BIO 205 Microbiology ..........................................4

BTC 101 Introduction to Biotechnology................3

BTC 201 Discovery Research................................4

BTC 202 Biomanufacturing....................................4

BTC 269 Biotechnology Internship.....................1-3

CHM 105 Introductory Organic Chemistry............4

or

CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I.............................(4)

MAT 119 Introduction to Statistics with Computer Applications..........................4

PHL 103 Ethics......................................................3

Electives Choose 7-10 credits from the following:

BIO 103 Human Anatomy and Physiology I...........(4)

BIO 104 Human Anatomy and Physiology II.........(4)

BIO 111 Contemporary Issues in Biology...........(3)

BIO 114 Principles of Biology II..........................(4)

BTC 102 Introduction to Applied Biotechnology Research.......(1-3)

CHM 103 General Chemistry I.............................(4)

CHM 104 General Chemistry II............................(4)

CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I.............................(4)

CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II............................(4)

ENG 112 Technical Writing I................................(3)

IST 166 Computer Forensics I— Principles and Practices........................(3)

IST 266 Computer Forensics II— Investigations Practices.........................(3)

PHY 201 General Physics I...................................(4)

PHY 202 General Physics II..................................(4)

Degree Requirement.............................64-67

 

Certificate – Biotechnology

The biotechnology certificate is designed for the technician-in training with the academic background and work experience to complete a program in one year, work immediately, and advance with on-the-job experience. The credits earned in the certificate can be applied to the AAS degree or to many BS degrees at upper division institutions. Some areas of opportunity for technicians with this certificate include: biomedical technology, biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, plant research, and forensics.

 

Program Requirements 22 credits

BIO 101 Introduction to Biology I.........................4

or

BIO 113 Principles of Biology I...........................(4)

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics ......................4

or

BIO 205 Microbiology.........................................(4)

BTC 101 Introduction to Biotechnology................3

BTC 201 Discovery Research................................4

or

BTC 202 Biomanufacturing..................................(4)

CHM 101 Introductory College Chemistry ...........4

or

CHM 103 General Chemistry I.............................(4)

MAT 101 College Algebra or higher.......................3

Certificate Requirement............................22

 

 

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