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Biotechnology (A.S.)

Study biotechnology at JCC

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 become a researcher, doctor, veterinarian, patent lawyer, health inspector, or environmental biotechnologist.

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.

 

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Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

BIO 1575: Biology: A Molecular Approach or

BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I

4 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

CHE 1550: College Chemistry I

4 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning

Elective*

1
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • CHE 1550 has a prerequisite/corequisite: MAT 1590 or higher (or eligibility: MAT 1600).

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

BIO 2800: Cell and Molecular Biology

4 Natural Sciences Applied Learning Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences Values and Ethics

BIO 2810: Biotechnology Research

2 Applied Learning

CHE 1560: College Chemistry II

4 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

MAT 1600: Precalculus (or higher)

4 Math Mathematical Reasoning

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

BIO 2840: Immunology

4 Natural Sciences Applied Learning Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences
  • CHE 1560 has a prerequisite/corequisite: MAT 1600 or higher (or Eligibility: MAT 1710).

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

BIO 2560: Genetics

4 Applied Learning

CHE 2530: Organic Chemistry I

4

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1510: Human Evolution and Prehistory

3 Other World Civilizations Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences
  • Pre-med and pre-vet students should consider taking PSY 1510, as psychology is tested on the Medical College Aptitude Test.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

BIO 1580: Principles of Biology II

4

CHE 2540: Organic Chemistry II

4

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

BIO 2531: Microbiology

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

BIO 2532: Microbiology Lab

1

Elective

Recommended:

Choose a course from a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed.

3