Biotechnology/Biomedical Technology Transfer Program

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences (Biotechnology/Biomedical Technology)

Credits required 63/67

Dean

Sarmad Saman

Program contact

Robert Rak, Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Technology, ext. 2771

Program Goals Statement

This program is designed to provide the student with the biological and chemical background to seek employment as a lab technician in some biotechnology/biomedical sectors.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes

Program Information

Students needing additional courses to fill out a light schedule might want to consider the following courses that do not apply to the degree but will enhance their knowledge because of their relevancy to the Biomedical/Biotechnology field BIO 241, MED 205, MTH 251, or MTH 252

After BCC

If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website at BristolCC.edu/transfer

Degree Requirements

Choose one of the following

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

ENG 215Technical Writing

3 credits

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Choose one of the following

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses – Choose one Multicultural Perspective elective

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

HST 252African-American History

3 credits

HST 259History of North American Indian Peoples

3 credits

HST 265Immigration and Ethnicity in American History

3 credits

ENG 217Writings from the Margins of Contemporary American Literature

3 credits

ENG 257Contemporary African-American Women's Writing

3 credits

ENG 259Native American Novels

3 credits

HUM 254Civil Rights and Women’s Rights Movements: Made in Massachusetts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses – Choose one Technical elective

Technical Elective 3-4 credits

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

See General Education Competency Courses - Technical Literacy for course listings

Program Courses

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

BIO 126Introduction to Biotechnology

3 credits

BIO 239Elements of Microbiology

4 credits

BIO 240Cell Biology

4 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry II

4 credits

CHM 116Health Science Chemistry II

4 credits

CHM 225Biochemistry

4 credits

CHM 226Chemistry of Nucleic Acids

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:38

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

BIO 126Introduction to Biotechnology

3 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

BIO 239Elements of Microbiology

4 credits

CHM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry II

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

BIO 240Cell Biology

4 credits

CHM 116Health Science Chemistry II

4 credits

ENG 215Technical Writing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

CHM 225Biochemistry

4 credits

CHM 226Chemistry of Nucleic Acids

4 credits

Technical Elective

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Or

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Or

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

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