The Biotechnology Associate in 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