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Natural Science Department

Associate in Science

Biotechnology Laboratory Technology

BIOT-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Summer 2016 (515)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Summer 2016 (515), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Natavia Middleton, Interim Dean, (727) 398-8288

Program Summary

The Associate of Science in Biotechnology degree serves primarily to directly prepare students for laboratory careers in biotechnology. In addition graduates of this program are eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Science in Biology program.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1341010100: BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

Federal CIP Code

41.0101: Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.

Job Related Opportunities

  • An AS in biotechnology will prepare graduates to work safely and effectively in laboratories that utilize biotechnology and may lead to a career as a laboratory technician in academic, commercial and associated science laboratories.
  • The degree can also prepare students to enter the BS in Biology program.

Admission Rules

The complete on campus program application includes the following:
a. The general college application and the $40 fee for new students at SPC.
b. Transcripts from your high school (if no college degree) and any colleges you have attended sent directly to SPC from each school.

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.
Composition I
3
Honors Composition I
3
Honors Interdiscplinary Studies: Ancient to Renaissance
9
Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: Connections and Discoveries
6

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES

College Algebra
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES

General Chemistry I
3
General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis Laboratory I
1
Introduction to Biotechnology
3
Biotechnology Methods I
3
Biotechnology Methods II
3
Bioinformatics
3
Microbiology
3
Microbiology Laboratory
1
Plant and Animal Cell Culture
4
Scientific Communication for Biotechnology
2
Applied Genetics
2
Biotechnology Capstone
1
Biology Internship
3
General Chemistry II
3
General Chemistry Laboratory II
1
Biology I Cellular Processes
3
Biology I Cellular Processes Laboratory
1
Introduction to Biotechnology Model Systems
3
61
Total Credits