Biotechnology is a field of scientific research that applies molecular biology. The biotechnologist therefore requires the knowledge and skills of the biochemist, molecular biologist, microbiologist, and immunologist.
An advanced degree in Biotechnologist can lead to career opportunities in research, manufacturing/production, marketing/sales, patents, quality control, and regulatory affairs. In addition, there are extended career opportunities for biotechnology specialists as lawyers, physicians, professional managers at all corporate levels, regulatory agency personnel, toxicologists, veterinarians, pharmaceutical manufacturers and clinical researchers.
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and
Major Requirements: 24 semester units
A grade point average of 2.0 is required for the major courses.
|BIOL 123||Biotechnology Workshop||1.0 unit|
|BIOL 210||General Zoology||5.0 units|
|BIOL 220||General Botany||5.0 units|
|BIOL 230||Introductory Cell Biology||4.0 units|
|BIOL 240||General Microbiology||4.0 units|
|CHEM 210||General Chemistry I||5.0 units|
|CHEM 220||General Chemistry II||5.0 units|
Students with little or no high school preparation should be first complete BIOL 100, CHEM 100 or 192, and PHYS 100 prior to beginning major coursework.