Biotechnology - AAS

Natural Science, Social Science & Mathematics

Contact: ROB HOLMES holmesr@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3549
Department Chair: TRICIA PARAMORE paramoret@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3438

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 credit hours.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
BI104 Biology I 5

Fundamental concepts of biology as they apply to all living things including cell structures and function, energy transfer, classical genetics, nature of the gene and evolution as genetic change in populations. Three hours lecture and four hours lab per week.

BI112 General Microbiology 4

Microbiological principles; introduction to eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbes and viruses, growth and control, microbial genetics, mechanisms of infection, and host defenses with selected microbial diseases addressed; support of concepts examined in lecture provided by lab emphasizing aseptic technique, safe handling and manipulation of microbes and survey of representative microorganisms. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI103 or BI104 or BI105

BI116 Introduction to Biotechnology 5

Investigation of biotechnology careers, history and applications of molecular biology and biotechnology, bioethics, and foundational laboratory skills; theory and practice of recombinant DNA methodologies; past, present, and promising future applications of biotechnology. Three hours lecture and four hours lab per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI104 Biology I, and CH105 Chemistry I

BI117 Principles of Genetics 3

Classical Mendelian genetics, population and human genetics, and molecular genetics with current applications of genetic techniques.
Pre-Reqs: BI104 Biology I

BI118 Advanced Methods in Biotechnology 5

Advanced concepts and laboratory techniques necessary to work effectively in a regulated research or industrial biotechnology laboratory; advanced biotechnological and recombinant DNA techniques including DNA microarray, construction of transgenic plants and animals, forensic applications, gene therapy, fermentation/bioprocessing, and biosensors; supported by laboratory experiences including tissue culture, gene disruption and genotypic/phenotypic analysis in yeast,chromatographic bioseparation techniques, including HPLC, GC and TLC, searching genetic databases and introduction to mass spectrometry. Three hours lecture and four hours lab per week.

CH105 Chemistry I 5

Atomic theory, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, energy, gasses, solids, liquids, and solutions. Laboratory experiments include analysis, synthesis and acquisition of quantitative data. Four hours lecture and three hours lab per week.
Pre-Reqs: ACT Math Score of 21 or higher, or Accuplacer Score of 75 or higher, or Compass Algebra Score of 48 or higher, or MA105 or higher math

CH108 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry 5

Study of the important groups of organic compounds, their properties, and reactions. Three hours lecture and six hours lab per week.
Pre-Reqs: CH105 Chemistry I, or CH110H Honors Principles of Chemistry I, or Departmental Consent

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1

Experiences designed to help with the transition into college life; exploration of essential techniques for success as a college student.

EN108 Technical Writing 3

This course introduces students to technical writing, helping students develop skills that they can apply to a variety of technical documents appropriate to each student's course of study. Students learn principles of organizing, writing and revising clear, readable documents for industry and business.

MA106 College Algebra 3

Theory of equations, functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, determinants and matrices.
Pre-Reqs: Accuplacer Score of 75 or higher, or Compass Algebra Score of 48 or higher, or MA105 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or ACT Math Score of 21 or higher

MA107 Plane Trigonometry 3

The six trigonometric functions and their inverses with emphasis on basic formulas and identities, solution of right and oblique triangles.
Pre-Reqs: MA106 College Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or ACT Math Score of 23 to 36

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3

Analysis of single variable and bivariable data; probability distribution; normal probability distributions; sampling distributions; statistical inference involving one and two populations; chi-square applications.
Pre-Reqs: MA106 College Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or MA109 Pre-Calculus Math with a grade of C or higher, or ACT Math Score of 23 to 36

PL104 Ethics 3

The dynamics of moral decision-making with consideration of major ethical systems and their biblical, theological and philosophical foundations.

PY112 General Physics I 5

Principles of motion, mechanics, and heat; a general course which satisfies requirements in medicine, biology, agriculture, architecture, dentistry, forestry, teaching, pharmacy and liberal arts. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: MA106 College Algebra or higher math

SH101 Public Speaking 3

Principles and practices of oral communication that will help the student develop skills in communication and acquire an understanding of oral communication as a vital human skill and activity.

TR120 Work Ethics 3

Skills required for success in the workplace with focus on the development of positive work habits and communication skills.

Social Science Options 3
Course Title Credits
EC100 Macroeconomics 3.00

EC101 Microeconomics 3.00

EC201 Health Economics 3.00

GE101 World Geography 3.00

GE110 United States Regional Geography 3.00

GO100 American Government 3.00

GO101 State and Local Government 3.00

GO102 International Relations 3.00

LE202 Abnormal Psychology 3.00

PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3.00

PS201 Psychology of Personality 3.00

PS202 Abnormal Psychology 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO101 Marriage and Family 3.00

SO102 Changing Roles of Women and Men 3.00

SO107 Introduction to Family System Theory 3.00

SO111 Cultural Anthropology 3.00

SO113 Cultural Diversity 3.00

SO119 Addictions and Society 3.00

SO120 Introduction to Addictions Counseling 3.00

SO122 Introduction to Social Work 3.00

SO123 Social Welfare and Society 3.00

SO201 Social Problems 3.00

Electives

Additional Credits Required - 2

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