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Biotechnology, AAS - CIP Code: 26.1201

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A 20 10 0 AL

Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50357

The Biotechnology curriculum is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.

Course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics and technical communications. The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve in three distinct capacities: research assistant to a biologist or chemist; laboratory technician/ instrumentation technician; and quality control/quality assurance technician.

Graduates may find employment in various areas of industry and government including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.

The Biotechnology Program at GTCC is a collaborative educational program offered by Alamance Community College (ACC) and GTCC. Students are able to complete the first two semesters, as well as some selected general education courses from the second year, at GTCC. Students who successfully complete at least the first two semesters at GTCC will be admitted to the Alamance Community College program and will be able to complete the program requirements at ACC. Alamance Community College will award the Associate of Applied Science degree to all students who meet degree requirements.

Program Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Evaluate the principles and concepts related to biotechnology.
  • Demonstrate effective lab skills necessary for the biotechnology workforce.
  • Incorporate critical thinking in a variety of independent and collaborative laboratory projects.
  • Demonstrate academic skills necessary for transition into articulating educational institutions.
  • Incorporate laboratory procedures in a safe and organized manner into laboratory exercises.

Courses that may be completed at GTCC

Fall Semester I

Total Credits: 17-18

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 17

Courses that may be completed at ACC

  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 4
  • BTC 181 Basic Lab Techniques Credits: 4
  • BTC 285 Cell Culture Credits: 3
  • BTC 281 Bioprocess Techniques Credits: 4
  • BTC 286 Immunological Techniques Credits: 4
  • BTC 288 Biotech Lab Experience Credits: 3
  • CHM 263 Analytical Chemistry Credits: 5
  • Credits: 2
  • PHY 120 Health Sciences Physics Credits: 4

Total credit hours required for degree: 71


1. Chemistry Electives

Fall I

Spring I

2. Math Electives


Additional Biology courses including BIO 250 Genetics  and BIO 275 Microbiology  can be taken at GTCC for credit at ACC.

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