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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biotechnology (A.S.)

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Program Advisor: Contact Angie Alvarez, 371-5444 (

Associate in Science
Major Code - BIOT.AS

Biotechnology is technology based on biology that harnesses cellular and molecular processes to develop products that help improve the health of humans. It provides breakthrough tools to combat diseases, increase crop yields, and develop cleaner energy sources. Biotechnology careers happen at engaging and inspiring workplaces. Careers include food processing technology, enzymology, bio reactors, and many other lab related careers. AC’s Biotechnology degree is designed for studens who are interested in transferring to a university and earning a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (42 Semester Hours)

Creative Arts - 3 Hours

Creative Arts  

Language, Philosophy & Culture - 3 Hours

Students may take any Language, Philosophy & Culture course; SPAN 2311 is recommended.

Language, Philosophy & Culture  

Mathematics - 3 hours

*Additional 1 hour will apply to Major Course Requirements

Social/Behavioral Science - 3 Hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences  

Major Course Requirements (9 Hours)

*Additional 1 hour from Mathematics

Total (60 Semester Hours)

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