2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    May 11, 2021  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioscience Technology AAS Program Fact Sheet

What is Bioscience Technologist? The Bioscience Technology degree prepares graduates for laboratory jobs in research, government, bio-manufacturing and academic settings. Graduates will have the skills necessary to work in sophisticated biotechnology settings. Bioscience encompasses many critical areas of research including development of drugs and medical devices, criminal forensics, environmental science, and agricultural biotechnology. This program focuses principally on advanced biochemistry and biotechnology laboratory skills, such as analytical DNA, RNA, and protein techniques, cell culture, and microbiology. Our educational approach emphasizes critical-thinking and problem solving skills.
Career Opportunities/Job Outlook Potential entry level positions include research laboratories, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, bio-manufacturing facilities, forensics, environmental monitoring, biofuels and government laboratories.
Transfer Opportunities Transferability of Gwinnett Tech courses is assured by all other TCSG technical colleges. The vast majority of courses (approximately 57 credit hours) will be transferred to USG schools such as Kennesaw State, Georgia State and University of Georgia.
Provisional Acceptance and Prerequisites
  1. Students can be provisionally accepted to the Bioscience Technology program but must complete any Learning Support courses before taking the General Education courses or any BSCI technical courses.
  2. Degree level proficiency is required for both General Education and BSCI courses. For specific prerequisites please refer to the Course Descriptions in the online catalog.
Length of Program 6 semesters
Semester Program Begins Spring, summer, or fall semester
Program Application Process Applicants for the Bioscience Technology AAS degree program must meet all Admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee; submit transcripts and test scores (test scores are valid for five years) or take the ACCUPLACER test and meet the minimum test scores.
Suggested First Classes
Additional Costs/Lab Fees There are additional laboratory fees for courses with a lab component.
For more information, contact: Mohd Salameh, program director, MSalameh@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6488.
Ebony Remus, instructor, ERemus@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6282.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email HealthTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.