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This program is for the 2011-2012 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.

In conjunction with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, the Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.

Course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics, and technical communications. The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve in three distinct capacities: research assistant to a biologist or chemist, laboratory technician/instrumentation technician, and quality control/quality assurance technician.

Graduates may find employment in various areas of industry and government, including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2011-2012 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A20100

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
BIO-111* General Biology I 3 3 0 4
CHM-151* General Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
ENG-111* Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT-171* Precalculus Algebra 3 0 0 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-112* General Biology II 3 3 0 4
CHM-132* Organic and Biochemistry 3 3 0 4
ENG-114* Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
MAT-151* Statistics I 3 0 0 3
MAT-151* Statistics I Lab 0 2 0 1
Total: 15
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-275 Microbiology 3 3 0 4
BTC-181 Basic Lab Techniques 3 3 0 4
Social & Behavioral Sciences* 3 0 0 3
or Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 0 0 3
Total: 11
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BTC-250 Molecular Genetics 3 0 0 3
BTC-282 Biotech Fermentation I 2 6 0 4
BTC-285 Cell Culture 2 3 0 3
CIS-110* Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
or Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BTC-270 Recombinant DNA Techniques 3 3 0 4
BTC-283 Bioprocess Techniques 2 6 0 4
BTC-286 Immunology Techniques 3 3 0 4
COM-231* Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
Total: 15
Summer Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BTC-288 Biotech Lab Experience 0 6 0 2
or COE-213 Co-op Work Experience 0 0 30 3
Total: 2-3

Total Credit Hours: 74-75

* Courses offered at Haywood Community College
37 hours may be earned at Haywood Community College