Professional and Technical

Marine Biotechnology – Associate Degree (A20170)

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 should be qualified for employment in various areas of industry and government, including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the ecology and behavior of microbes, plants, and animals inhabiting aquatic environments. Potential course work includes instruction in geology and hydrology; aquatic ecosystems; microbiology; mycology; botany; ichthyology; mammalogy; population biology and biodiversity; studies of specific species, phyla, and habitats; and applications to fields such as natural resources conservation, fisheries science, and biotechnology.

BCC also offers a Marine Biotechnology Diploma  option.

Associate in Applied Science Degree (A20170)

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
-or-
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
BTC 181 Basic Lab Techniques 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
Semester Total 20
Spring Semester #1
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
BIO 275 Microbiology 4
BTC 250 Principles of Genetics 3
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 4
-or-
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3
Semester Total 18
Fall Semester #2
AQU 215 Algae Culture 3
AQU 230 Fish Genetics & Breeding (optional) 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research/Disciplines 3
-or-
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
BTC 182AB (optional) Pharma Lab Techniques (for transfer track) 1
Major Hours Elective** 3-4
Semester Total 12-17
Spring Semester #2
AQU 255 Invertebrate Culture (optional) 3
BTC 260 Marine Biotechnology 3
BTC 288 Biotechnology Lab Exper 2
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective* 3
Major Hours Elective** 3-4
BTC 182BB (optional) Pharma Lab Techniques (for transfer track) 3
Semester Total 12-19
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 65-71

*Note: See Humanities/Fine Arts Electives and Social/ Behavioral Sciences Electives for a complete listing of eligible courses.

**Major Hour Electives

Course Title Credits
AQU 230 Fish Genetics & Breeding 3
AQU 255 Invertebrate Culture 3
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BTC 150 Bioethics 3
BTC 182AB Pharma Lab Techniques 1
BTC 182BB Pharma Lab Techniques 3
BTC 270 Recombinant DNA Tech 4
BTC 281 Bioprocess Techniques 4
BTC 285 Cell Culture 3
BTC 286 Immunological Techniques 4
CHM 132 Organic & Biochemistry 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra .
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4