Biotechnology

BTEC 1010 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY (30-0-2)
Prerequisite: Program admission
Introduces students to biotechnology. Topics include an overview of biotechnology, the basics of cell biology, genetic engineering, manufacturing, and plant anatomy and tissue culture.

BTEC 2010 BIOTECHNOLOGY MATH APPLICATIONS (64-31-5)
Prerequisite: MATH 1111
This course trains students on mathematical applications applicable to biotechnology. Topics include calculations involving concentration, dilution, solution preparation, cell growth, serial dilution, molarity and oligonucleotides.

BTEC 2050 BIOTECH LAB METHODS AND TECHNIQUES (60-30-5)
Prerequisites: CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L
Co-requisite or prerequisite: BTEC 2010
Introduces the basic skills and knowledge required in biological and chemical laboratories. Emphasis is placed on safety, documentation, measurement, spectrophotometry, polymerase chain reaction and laboratory solutions.

BTEC 2100 CELL CULTURE (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L
Covers the culturing and maintenance of various cell types. Examples include culturing and maintenance of bacteria, yeast, animal and plant cells.

BTEC 2105 ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L
Introduces students to organic and biochemistry. Topics include naming organic compounds, reactivities of organic functional groups, and the structure and function of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and enzymes.

BTEC 2110 BIOPROCESSING/PRODUCTION (45-22-4)
Prerequisites: BTEC 2100, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L
Provides training on how biological products are produced and purified. Topics include fermentation, cell culture, product separation and product purification.

BTEC 2150 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L
This is an introductory molecular biology course. It includes introduction to cells and cell research with a molecular biology approach. It will include chapters in fundamental molecular biology and flow of genetic information.

BTEC 2200 IMMUNOLOGY (45-60-5)
Prerequisites: BTEC 2100, BTEC 2150
Provides students with a foundation in basic human immunology with emphasis on the use of immunology in research. Surveys of innate and acquired immunity, humoral and cell mediated immunity, gene expression associated with immunity and protein synthesis and structure. In addition, topics concerning specific immune disorders are covered. Laboratory topics emphasize the isolation of proteins, including precipitation techniques, chromatography, gel electrophoresis, dialysis, and immune techniques including western blotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbant assays; concentration calculations, making dilutions, solution make-up, good record keeping and laboratory safety are also emphasized.

BTEC 2300 ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY (60-0-4)
Prerequisite: BTEC 2010
This course provides an overview of the environmental technology arena with emphasis on water supply, waste management and pollution control. Topics include pollution of air, water, and soil, pollution prevention, basic concepts of environmental technology, storm water management and wastewater treatment.

BTEC 2500 BIOTECHNOLOGY INTERSHIP (0-135-3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 2117 , BIOL 2117L, BTEC 2100, Advisor approval.
This course is an internship course in which students practice skills in a laboratory and/or processing environment.