SUNY SCCC students work in the Biotechnology Laboratory and Research Facility.

Biotechnology (A.S.)

The Biotechnology Applied Science degree prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate program in Biotechnology and related fields by providing Liberal Arts courses and foundational coursework in biology, biotechnology laboratory techniques, and mathematics. The program prepares graduates to:

Goal I: Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles of biology, cell and molecular biology, and chemistry.

  • Demonstrate the ability to use the scientific method to develop and test a hypothesis
  • Explain biological and cellular phenomena using scientific concepts and principles
  • Analyze and solve quantitative problems in cellular and molecular biology using mathematical reasoning and representation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of and cultural influences on the development of biotechnology and on their applications

Goal II: Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of research and analysis.

  • Perform laboratory experiments following a written protocol
  • Utilize appropriate scientific instruments and technology to make accurate measurements and to collect data

Goal III: Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Maintain appropriate laboratory and technical documentation
  • Write a laboratory report that accurately represents experimental outcomes and utilizes appropriate literature resources and citations
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations of scientific and technical information and experimental results