Biotechnology

General Description
Biotechnology is defined as the science of using and modifying biological material in order to develop products and organisms for specific use. A variety of biotechnology applications are commonly used in the following industries:

• Research, testing, and medical laboratories
• Drugs, vaccines and pharmaceuticals
• Health care (diagnostics, therapeutics & personalized medicine)
• Environment applications (biofuel & wildlife management)
• Food industry (testing & crop production)
• Agriculture feedstock and chemicals

This a rapidly expanding field of science with enormous potential for both improving life and providing a growing source of well paying technical jobs (taken from SWC Biotechnology website).

Biotechnology Technical Certificate Program Courses
• Intermediate Algebra II (MATH 70)
• Preparation for General Chemistry (CHEM 170)
• Principles of Biology (lecture and lab: BIOL 100/101)
• DNA Science I (BIOL 205)
• DNA Science II (BIOL 206)
• Introduction to Biological Research I (BIOL 229)
• Introduction to Biological Research II (BIOL 230)
• Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIOL 211)
• General Microbiology (BIOL 265)

Associate in Science Degree
• Requirements as listed above with General Education courses and electives

Transfer Track (to Four-year University or College)
• Calculus (MATH 121)
• General Chemistry (CHEM 200)
• Zoology (BIOL 210)
• Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 211)
• General Microbiology (BIOL 265)
• DNA Science I (BIOL 205)
• DNA Science II (BIOL 206)
• Introduction to Biological Research I (BIOL 229)
• Introduction to Biological Research II (BIOL 230)
• General Education courses and electives

Parallel Track (Currently Enrolled at Four-year University or College and majoring in Molecular Biology and Genetics)
• Introduction to Biological Research I (BIOL 229)
• Introduction to Biological Research II (BIOL 230)

Department Chair
Margie Stinson, M.S.
E-mail: mstinson@swccd.edu
Phone: (619) 421-6700, ext. 5324 | Office: 314A

Faculty
• Jonathan Atwater, Ph.D. | ext. 5707 | jatwater@swccd.edu
• Nouna Bakhiet, Ph.D. | ext. 5476 | nbakhiet@swccd.edu
Last updated: 10/21/2015 3:26:30 PM