In the not too distant future, organ transplants will be a thing of the past. Doctors will use your DNA to determine treatment options. And these treatments will be available for animals and humans alike. Fueling all of this change is biotechnology. You can be one of these innovators not only by becoming a researcher, but also by following a variety of other career paths, including becoming a doctor, veterinarian, patent lawyer, health inspector, or environmental biotechnologist.
We prepare students for transfer to a four-year college to major in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular genetics, immunology, and related fields. Our program is also good preparation for medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmaceutical school and it provides the robust, interdisciplinary training modern baccalaureate science programs demand.
You don't have to move hundreds of miles away to work in biotechnology. We now have many biotechnology employers right in the area. They NEED YOU to be successful.
Biotechnology students at JCC perform on-site research in multiple areas, including immunology, breast cancer, heartworm, and Lyme disease. Students can gain even more experience by taking part in the Science Undergraduate Research Initiative: Biotech (SURI). We're also involved with area high schools through the HURI SURI program, which is designed to give high school students a chance to perform actual research through an interdisciplinary, college level course called Biology: A Molecular Approach.
Several biotechnology students attended the Experimental Biology Conference in Washington, DC in April 2011 and the American Association of Immunologists meeting in Boston in May 2012.
Minimum program credit hours: 63
|General Requirements||16 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
|ENG 1530: English Composition II||3||BCOM||H||CENG|
|ENG 1540: Writing About Literature||3||HUMA||H||CWRT, VEDP|
|Social Sciences Electives|
Up to 6 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific.
|MAT 1600: Precalculus (or higher)||4||MATH||N||CMAT|
|Core Requirements||42 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
|BIO 1575: Biology: A Molecular Approach or BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I||4||NSCI||N||SR, VEDP|
|BIO 1580: Principles of Biology II||4||NSCI||N||SR|
|BIO 2560: Genetics||4||N|
|BIO 2800: Cell and Molecular Biology||4||N|
|BIO 2810: Biotechnology Research||2||N|
|CHE 1550: College Chemistry I||4||NSCI||N||SR, VEDP|
|CHE 1560: College Chemistry II||4||NSCI||N||SR|
|CHE 2530: Organic Chemistry I||4||N|
|CHE 2540: Organic Chemistry II||4||N|
|BIO 1820: SURI: Biotechnology I||4||N|
|BIO 2820: SURI: Biotechnology II||4||N|
|BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I||4||N|
|BIO 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II||4||N|
|BIO 2531: Microbiology||3||N|
|BIO 2532: Microbiology Lab||1||N|
|BIO 2840: Immunology||4||N|
|PHY 1610: General Physics I or PHY 1710: Analytical Physics I||4||N|
|PHY 1620: General Physics II or PHY 2710: Analytical Physics II||4||N|
|Electives||5 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
At least 3 credits must be SUNY General Education-category specific.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. Transfer of the A.S. Biotechnology degree can apply for a wide variety of degrees in the biological sciences, including degrees in biology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics. Please contact the coordinator of the biotechnology program for specific details.
|View agreements which specify that students earn the A.S. Biotechnology degree (or in some cases a specified alternative degree):|
|View agreements which lead to a bachelor's degree in biotechnology and do not require that students earn any specific JCC degree:|
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