Biotechnology Courses Offered

BTN 101: Introduction to Biotechnology (1)

Introduces current and future applications of biotechnology. Covers biotechnology career opportunitiess and bioethics. 1 credit hour

BTN 201: Biotechnology Techniques I (4)

Introduces theory and techniques for media and solution preparations, use of analytical equipment, and laboratory safety. Included various nucleic acid techniques, gene expression and purification, and bioinformatics. 4 credit hours

BTN 202: Biotechnology Techniques II (4)

Covers various protein techniques, extraction and purification, and assays. 4 credit hours.
Prerequisite: BTN 201.

BTN 110: Nucleic Acid Methods (4)

Covers theory of DNA structure and function. Emphasizes laboratory skills in a variety of DNA manipulations. 4 credit hours.
Prerequisite: One semester of college biology with lab or college chemistry with lab or consent of instructor.

BTN 210: Cell Culture and Function (4)

Covers the use of cell culutre in modern biotechnological applications with emphasis on laboratory skills in a variety of cell culture techniques. 4 credit hours.
Prerequisite: BTN 110 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor.

BTN 220: Immunological Methods (4)

Covers immunological theory and applications with focus on techniques such as isolation, purification, and labeling of antibody molecules. 4 credit hours.
Prerequisite: BTN 110 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. 

We offer three credentials: Basic Biotechnician Certificate, Advanced Biotechnician Certificate, and an AAS in Biotechnology. View detailed program plans.