Introduction to Biotechnology
2 credits – combined with Bioengineering Design and Problem Solving
Recommended background: Biology and Chemistry
Campus: Career Center East
This course stresses the importance of using biotechnology to save and transform lives. To support this theme, the course provides an overview of genetics, cell structure, proteins, nucleic acids, and the impact of immunological events in biotechnology. Students engage in experiments and hands-on activities a minimum of 60% of the time. These activities and experiments introduce the scientific concepts and laboratory techniques currently used in industry. In addition, students develop critical thinking and communication skills by analyzing and presenting results. Furthermore, students explore and evaluate career opportunities in the field of biotechnology through readings, laboratory experiments, class discussions, and research projects. This class emphasizes laboratory technique and foundational knowledge.