Life Sciences/Biotechnology and Forensic DNA

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Life Sciences (Biotechnology and Forensic DNA)

Credits required 66 - 69

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Katie Lefebvre, Coordinator of Biotechnology, katie.lefebvre@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: LFBT

Concentration Code:  BT 

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 the biotechnology/biomedical sectors.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes.

Program Information

  • This program is designed to prepare students for employment as a laboratory technician in the biotechnology/biomedical sector.
  • BCC offers several tutoring services and developmental courses to meet your career and academic goals.
  • Students should consider the following courses that will enhance their knowledge of the Biomedical/Biotechnology field:  BIO 241, MED 205, MTH 251, or MTH 252.  Please be aware that these do not apply to the degree requirements, however.

After BCC

  • With the continually growing biotech industry in Massachusetts, there is an ever-increasing need for laboratory technicians.  The BCC Biotechnology and Forensic DNA degree prepares students for work in both industrial and academic laboratories.

  • BCC participates in the Statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantees admission and credit transfer.
  • For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.bristolcc.edu/transfer. 

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

BIO 126Introduction to Biotechnology

3 credits

BIO 127Introduction to Biotechniques

4 credits

BIO 239Elements of Microbiology

4 credits

BIO 240Cell Biology

4 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

BIO 250Introduction to Immunology

4 credits

CHM 115Health Science Chemistry I

4 credits

CHM 116Health Science Chemistry II

4 credits

CHM 225Biochemistry

4 credits

SCI 125Social and Ethical Issues in Science, Technology, and Health Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:41

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

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:19

Elective Courses - Choose 1 Behavioral/Social Sciences

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 257Social Issues in Loss

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses - Technical Literacy

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3
Waived if student takes two online courses.

Elective Courses - Choose 1 Multicultural, Global and Historic Awareness

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

BIO 126Introduction to Biotechnology

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CHM 115Health Science Chemistry I

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

BIO 127Introduction to Biotechniques

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CHM 116Health Science Chemistry II

4 credits

BIO 240Cell Biology

4 credits

ENG 215Technical Writing

3 credits

SCI 125Social and Ethical Issues in Science, Technology, and Health Science

3 credits

BIO 239Elements of Microbiology

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

CHM 225Biochemistry

4 credits

BIO 250Introduction to Immunology

4 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

 

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