Biotechnology - CERT

Natural Science, Social Science & Mathematics

Department Chair: Tricia PARAMORE (620)665-3438

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

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 32 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BI104 Biology I 5

An introductory course for those who will take advanced biology courses. 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

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.

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

Chemistry I Options 5
Course Title Credits
CH105 Chemistry I 5.00

CH110H Honors Principles of Chemistry I 5.00

Mathematics Options 3
Course Title Credits
MA105 Intermediate Algebra 3.00

MA106 College Algebra 3.00

MA107 Plane Trigonometry 3.00

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3.00

MA110 Calculus 3.00

MA111 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA112H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

TR101 Applied Algebra 3.00

TR103 Applied Trigonometry 3.00

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