We are living in the midst of a biotechnology revolution. 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 becoming a doctor, veterinarian, patent lawyer, health inspector, or environmental biotechnologist.
A biotechnology degree from Jamestown Community College is the first step. 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 can find biotechnology employment in western New York. 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.
You can do real world research right here at JCC. 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.
Rub elbows with world-renowned scientists and Nobel Nominees. 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: 61-62
|General Requirements||16 credit hours|
|Core Requirements||34-38 credit hours|
|BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I||4|
|CHE 1550: College Chemistry I||4|
|CHE 1560: College Chemistry II||4|
|CHE 2530: Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHE 2540: Organic Chemistry II||4|
|BIO 2560: Genetics||4|
|BIO 2800: Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|BIO 2810: Biotechnology Research||2|
|BIO 1580: Principles of Biology II or BIO 2660: Zoology and BIO 2670: Botany||4-8|
|Additional Science Electives||4-8|
Choose carefully from the following list depending on your desired transfer destination and intended area of concentration.
|BIO 1700: Immunology||4|
|BIO 1820: SURI: Biotechnology I||4|
|BIO 2820: SURI: Biotechnology II||4|
|BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BIO 2531: Microbiology||3|
|BIO 2532: Microbiology Lab||1|
|PHY 1610: General Physics I or PHY 1710: Analytical Physics I||4|
|PHY 1620: General Physics II or PHY 2710: Analytical Physics II||4|
|Electives||3-4 credit hours|
Program completion will require students to attend some classes on the Jamestown Campus.
|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. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university.
|These agreements specify that students earn the A.S. Biotechnology degree:|
|This agreement specifies that students earn the A.S. Biotechnology degree or the A.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science degree:|
|This agreement leads to a bachelor's degree in biotechnology and does not require that students earn any specific JCC degree:|
|These agreements also relate to biotechnology and the natural sciences:|