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BTN 1110 - Biotechnology & Bioethics

Introduction to the major fields in biotechnology and the basic science involved in understanding those fields.

Currently Offered
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.

Currently Offered
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. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Currently Offered
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.

Currently Offered
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.