BSC1404C - Introduction to Biotechnological Methods (AS)
5 credits (3 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)
This course builds upon the concepts taught in Introduction to Biotechnology and teaches basic concepts and techniques necessary to work effectively in a biotechnology laboratory. The nature of science, lab work, and the role of the biotechnician will be discussed. Basic skills learned include: following procedures and keeping records; laboratory safety procedures for biological, chemical, and radiological hazards; laboratory mathematics and measuring; preparing solutions; and basic techniques used in separating biomolecules. Students will develop confidence in their ability to work safely with basic biotech lab instruments. Course credit awarded through prior learning assessment process.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Palm Beach County School District's Biotechnology Academies, completion of Biotec 1, 2, and 3 high school courses and department challenge exam completed with 80% pass rate.