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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Biotechnology, A.A.S. (A20100)

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Offered through a Collaborative Program Agreement with Pitt Community College

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.

Biotechnology is a program that focuses on the application of the biological sciences, biochemistry, and genetics to the preparation of new and enhanced agricultural, environmental, clinical, and industrial products, including the commercial exploitation of microbes, plants, and animals. Potential course work includes instruction in general biology, general and organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, genetics, and cellular biology.

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Experience Elective

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

Total Semester Hours Credit 66-67

* The courses marked with an asterisk may be completed at ECC. All other courses must be completed at Pitt Community College. Upon successful completion of the course requirements, an Associate in Applied Science degree in Biotechnology will be  awarded by Pitt Community College.

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