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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
This program is designed for students who wish to acquire the skills necessary to work in the field of biotechnology. Students will be educated in the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, and biochemistry with heavy emphasis on a wide range of laboratory procedures. The topics of lab safety, protein isolation and separation techniques, cell culture, molecular biology and recombinant DNA will be included. The topics of technical writing, medical ethics and quality control will be addressed as they apply to both a manufacturing and research environment.

Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science

For More Information Contact: 
Science and Mathematics Division: Southeast Campus (918) 595-7742 

Contact the Science and Mathematics Division or see an advisor for recommended course sequence.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 21

English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 2333 Technical /Professional Writing

Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War to Present

Humanities 3 hours
PHIL 2153 Medical Ethics

Mathematics 6 hours
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
*MATH 2193 Elementary Statistics

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 42

Biology 8 hours
BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors
*BIOL 2164 Microbiology

Biotechnology 26 hours
BIOT 1113 Introduction to Biotechnology
*BIOT 1315 Biotechnology Laboratory Methods & Techniques
*BIOT 1534 Cell Culture Techniques
*BIOT 2246 Molecular Biology and Techniques
*BIOT 2335 Proteomics and Instrumentation
*BIOT 2101 Biotechnology Quality Assurance
*BIOT 2512 Biotechnology Apprenticeship

Chemistry 8 hours
*CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry
* **CHEM 1124 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry

Total Credit Hours: 63
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
**Admissions to Biotechnology program or permission of instructor.

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