2016-2017 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Nov 27, 2022  
2016-2017 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioscience Technology, AAS

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Program Description

The bioscience technology degree prepares graduates to perform a number of biotechnology-related careers, including laboratory research, and skills to work in sophisticated biotechnology manufacturing settings. Bioscience encompasses many active areas of research on living organisms 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.

Prior to admission into the bioscience technology associate of applied science degree program, students must successfully complete the following courses with a cumulative grade-point-average of at least 2.5 in these courses: ENGL 1101 , MATH 1111 , BIOL 1111 , BIOL 1111L , BSCI 1111 , BIOL 2117 , BIOL 2117L , CHEM 1211  and CHEM 1211L . Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants’ transfer credit and/or testing results. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the admissions office once pre-requisites have been completed. File completion does not guarantee program acceptance. (Program Length: 4 semesters in addition to required general education prerequisites) Please see the competitive health application at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/ for additional information.

Employment Opportunities

The skill set provided by this program is required to work in laboratories at research universities, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, many major research hospitals, forensic, environmental and governmental laboratories. Additionally, these same skills are required to work at food production companies and biomanufacturing facilities that produce pharmaceuticals and vaccines for both humans and animals. Designing new medications and medical devices, improving the environment, enhancing food yield and quality are all examples of bioscience technology careers.


Essential General Education Core Courses (20 Credits)

Area I - Language Arts/Communication

(Successful completion of ENGL 1101  is required)

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

(Choose ONE of the following)

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

(Choose ONE of the following)

Total Hours: 67


All course(s) are not offered every term. Please check course descriptions in back of catalog for terms offered.

Suggested First Semester classes:

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