Biological Technician Associate in Science Degree
PROGRAM CODE: 2S08414
The Biological Technician Associate in Science Degree is designed for students who wish to obtain the skills required to gain employment in bioscience and biotechnology industries, as well as for incumbent workers seeking career opportunities. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to obtain employment as laboratory assistants, biomanufacturing technicians, or research and development technicians. A grade of C or better is required in each course. This degree requires 29-34 units in the major, in addition to other graduation requirements.
|Required Courses (21-22 units)|
|BIOL 191 F||Biotechnology A - Basic Laboratory Skills||4|
|BIOL 192 F||Biotechnology B - Protein Biochemistry||4|
|BIOL 194 F||Quality and Regulatory Compliance in the Biosciences||2|
|BIOL 196 F||Tissue Culture Methods||2|
|CHEM 111AF||General Chemistry I||5|
|MATH 120 F||Introductory Probability and Statistics||4-5|
|or MATH 120HF||Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics|
|or MATH 121 F||Enhanced Introductory Probability and Statistics|
|Restricted Electives (8-12 units)||8-12|
|Genetics and Biotechnology in Society||3|
|Introduction to Biotechnology||3|
|Introduction to Biotechnology Lab||1|
|Biotechnology C - Molecular Biology||4|
|Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|General Chemistry II||5|
Outcome 1: Demonstrate the ability to use standard equipment, materials, and techniques employed in industry and university laboratories based in biological science and biotechnology.
Outcome 2: Demonstrate good observational skills and the ability to follow complex protocols, use laboratory math quickly and accurately, interpret experimental results accurately, troubleshoot experimental mistakes, and maintain a detailed laboratory notebook.