This course will introduce students to the field of biotechnology. This course is intended to provide students with a background and basic skills that they will need to enter a beginning level biotechnology position.

Topics include:

  • Cell fundamentals
  • Genetics
  • Cloning,
  • Agricultural biotech
  • Gene transfers
  • Cell culturing
  • Ethical issues

...And a survey of applications and careers within this field.

This is a hands-on, laboratory based course, with an emphasis on techniques and skills used in a lab setting. Students will have the opportunity to produce work that may meet the requirements for Expectations 1, 3, 6, 7 and 8 in the graduation Portfolio.

Students will have the opportunity to earn their OSHA10 certification and a biotechnology NOCTI credential in the program.