BTN 1110 - Biotechnology & Bioethics
Introduction to the major fields in biotechnology and the basic science involved in understanding those fields.
BTN 1120 - Laboratory Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Introduction to lab safety culture, precautionary labels, Material Safety Data Sheets, using personal protective equipment, handling lab equipment safely, handling , storing and disposing of chemicals safely, using emergency equipment as well as safety planning.
BTN 1130 - Biological Reagents Preparation
Basic understanding and overview of chemical grades of reagents used in biological research with an emphasis on chemical formulas and preparation of biological media and reagents. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
BTN 1140 - Cell Culture
Introduction to cell culturing techniques. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
BTN 1201 - Biotechnology Careers
Discover career opportunities, develop a resume/cover letter and increase interviewing skills for the biotechnology industry.
BTN 2210 - Protein Purification & Analysis
Introduction to protein purification, isolation quantification and analysis. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.
BTN 2220 - Microbiology & Fermentation Methods
Introduction to fermentation and microbial metabolism. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
BTN 2230 - Molecular Biology Techniques
Structure and function of macromolecules and their interactions in DNA replication, DNA cloning and genetic engineering techniques analysis, introduction to public domain DNA and protein sequence databases, use of software and internet resources for database searching. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.
BTN 2297 - Special Topics
Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
BTN 2700 - Biotechnology Internship
Students work at an approved biotechnology industry site and will earn credits toward degree requirements for their work experiences. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Students prepare and submit reports and/or projects describing their industry experience and are evaluated by the course instructor as well as their on-site supervisor. Ten work hours per week per credit hour.