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Information about Spring 2021 at JCC

Biotechnology (A.S.)

Study biotechnology at JCC

The biotechnology degree program at Jamestown Community College prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university as a major in pre-health professions, biology, biotechnology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, or related field. It provides a strong background in the liberal arts as well as a comprehensive and interdisciplinary academic experience in theory and laboratory methodologies in the biological sciences, chemistry, and mathematics that are required to enter bachelor’s degree programs in biology-related fields, biotechnology, and other related areas.

Students will perform undergraduate research to learn cell biology and tissue culture methods, electrophoresis techniques, instrumental analysis, bioinformatics, genetic research techniques including DNA analysis, bacteriological methods, as well as mathematics and two years of chemistry all in industry-standard classrooms and laboratories.

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Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

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 1555: Inquire

2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • 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

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