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BITC 1191 - Special Topics in Biological Technology/Technician (1-0-2)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
 Special Studies and Bioethical Issues of Biotechnology - Current events, skills, attitudes, and behaviors pertinent to biotechnology and relevant to the professional development of the student. Includes exploration of ethical and legal behaviors in the context of the biotechnology industry.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BITC 1200 - Fundamentals of Biological Sciences (2-2-1)
Skills and concepts necessary to work in the biotechnology industry, allied health, or other biology-related fields. Emphasizes applied mathematics, communication skills, and core science knowledge and applications.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: P Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BITC 1240 - Quality Assurance for the Biosciences (2-2-0)
Quality assurance principles and applications. Includes quality control and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations to the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and biomedical device industries.
 


Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 4/29/2014
 
BITC 1402 - Biotechnology Laboratory Methods and Techniques (4-3-4)
Emphasis is on researching information on the computer, laboratory operations, management, equipment, instrumentation, quality control techniques, and safety procedures. Lecture emphasis will be on biochemistry and bioorganic topics. Laboratory practice will be in lab safety, mixing buffers, preparing solutions, and performing organic chemistry including separation techniques that are used in industry.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: BITC 1311, MATH 1314, BIOL 1406, CHEM 1411 (or CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1111). Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BITC 1411 - Introduction to Biotechnology (4-3-4)
The teacher will evaluate students by teamwork and individually through written quizzes and tests, as well as evaluations of a research paper, short review papers, lab reports, and lab practicals.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: One year of high school biology and one year of high school chemistry or BIOL 1406 or the equivalent. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BITC 1491 - Special Topics in Biological Technology/ Technician (4-3-4)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
 Introduction to Biomanufacturing - This is a foundation course for the field, introducing basic documentation and standard operating procedures which are commonly used in accordance with Federal Drug Administration guidelines. Upstream processing, which includes the growth and maintenance of cell cultures, use of equipment such as the biological safety cabinet and Fermentor, preparation of primary cell cultures, cell preservation techniques, and Elisa techniques are all covered.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: BITC 1311. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BITC 2350 - Bioinformatics (3-3-0)
Current topics in bioinformatics and computational biology. Includes methods for high-throughput data collection, storing, and accessing biological data. Covers programs and algorithms used to analyze data.
 
Skills: G Prerequisites: BITC 1311. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BITC 2411 - Biotechnology Laboratory Instrumentation (4-3-4)
Lecture will discuss theory, applications, and operation of various analytical instruments with an emphasis on protein purification in both a Research and Development laboratory and a biomanufacturing facility. Laboratory exercises will focus on quantitative and qualitative analyses by chromatography, centrifugation, spectrophotometry, and electrophoresis. An introduction to protein bioinformatic tools is included.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BITC 2431 - Cell Culture Techniques (4-3-4)
Theory and applications of cell culture techniques. Laboratory emphasis on the principles and practices of initiation, cultivation, maintenance, preservation of cell lines and applications. A study of cell culture techniques, the laboratory emphasizes the principles and practices of initiation, cultivation, maintenance, and the preservation of cell lines including applications such as transfection and project management. Basic immunology including ELISAs and Western Blots are also taught.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: BITC 1311 or department approval. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BITC 2441 - Molecular Biology Techniques (4-3-4)
An introduction to the theory and laboratory techniques in molecular biology with an emphasis on DNA replication, transcription, gene expression and regulation, recombinant DNA and RNA techniques such as transformation, RT-PCR, Northern Blots, microarray analysis and DNA bioinformatic tools.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 and BITC 1402. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
BITC 2486 - Internship-Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician I (4-0-21)
Informal internship experience where students are closely supervised under a mentor and apply their entry level knowledge and training in a bioscience laboratory. The experience may be internal to the college where the student works on independent projects such as assisting in classroom laboratory preparation or protocol development under the supervision of an ACC instructor. Or the experience can be external to the college, where the student is mentored and supervised by a workplace employee. This may be paid or unpaid experience.
 


Skills: O Prerequisites: Assigned by the College. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 4/29/2014
 
BITC 2487 - Internship-Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician II (4-0-21)
This is a formal internship experience where students are closely supervised under an industry mentor and apply their advanced biotechnology knowledge and training in a bioscience laboratory. This is an experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry partner. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college that directly relate to specific occupational outcomes. This may be paid or unpaid experience. Capstone course for AAS and ATC.
 


Skills: O Prerequisites: Assigned by the College. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/9/2014