2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Biology

BIOL 100 – 3 Credits
Exploring Biology

Considers modern biological principles to increase awareness of the relationships between scientific thought, current knowledge in biology, and everyday living; does not serve as a prerequisite for other biology courses. This course does not have a laboratory component. NOTE: Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BIOL 100, BIOL 108, BIOL 110. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082

BIOL 104 – 4 Credits
Introductory Botany

Explores plant science with emphasis on the seed plants, particularly the flowering plants. Topics include plant cell biology, structure/chemistry, tissues, stems, roots/leaves, respiration/photo-synthesis, reproduction/life cycles, genetics, physiology, reproduction and development, evolution, and ecology. This course may be taken to meet General Education Lab Science requirements but is often taken by prospective Biology major transfer students and Horticulture students. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081 Lab fee: $40.00

BIOL 106 – 4 Credits
Zoology

This course is a comprehensive study of the biology of animals and provides a thorough understanding of animal diversity. It includes structure, nutrition, metabolism, and behavior of animals as well as their evolution and place in the biosphere; may include field excursions to observe Maryland's animals and their habitats. It may be taken to meet General Education lab science requirement, but is usually taken by prospective Biology major transfer students. 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 083 Lab fee: $40.00

BIOL 107 – 4 Credits
Human Biology

Provides understanding of the human organism through physical, cultural, and genetic viewpoints for students in general studies and some of the allied health fields.This course discusses human body systems and serves as a basic overview of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology. This course is not intended as a replacement for Biology 110 and is not a prerequisite for other science courses. 3 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081 Lab fee: $40.00

BIOL 108 – 4 Credits
Investigating the Living World

Provides a general overview of the basic principles of biology, an introduction to scientific thought, and methodology and necessary skills for science literacy. Topics include human biology, cell structure and function, evolution, genetics and ecology. This course transfers to Maryland public colleges and universities as a lower level general education science course and is recommended for education and non-science and non-allied health majors. It is not a prerequisite for any other science course at CCBC. NOTE: Students may receive General Education credit for only one of the following courses: BIOL 100, BIOL 108, BIOL 110. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081 Lab Fee $40.00

BIOL 109 – 4 Credits
Human Anatomy and Physiology

Provides a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology through study of the structure and function of the human body. In addition to introductory principles of chemistry and cell biology, the following organ systems are examined: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, immune, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. Includes both lecture and laboratory component and is a General Education laboratory science. This course is not a substitute for BIOL 110, 220 or 221 or a prerequisite for other science courses. NOTE: This course is intended primarily for students preparing for allied health professional careers including: Respiratory Therapist, Radiology Technician, Radiography (X-ray) Technician, Massage Therapist, EMT (certificate only), and Mental Health professionals; it may be taken by students that want to understand the human body for personal interest or career reasons. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082 Lab fee: $40.00

BIOL 110 – 4 Credits
Biology I: Molecular and Cells

Serves as the introductory course for Biology and Pre-Allied Health majors and is the prerequisite course for Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology. It stresses the basic biological principles common to all living things. Evolution and homeostasis serve as central themes for the topics, which include cell structure and function (both physical and chemical), molecular and cellular reproduction and genetics. The laboratory introduces the student to various biological techniques and emphasizes the process of science. 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students may receive General Education credit for only one of the following courses: BIOL 100, BIOL 108, BIOL 110. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 083 or MATH 073. Lab Fee: $40.00

BIOL 111 – 4 Credits
Biology II: Organisms and Ecology

Emphasizes whole organisms and the ways in which they evolve and interact to create the dynamics of population and ecosystems. Topics include evolution, animal reproduction and development, plant biology, and ecology. This course meets the General Education Lab Science requirements and is often taken by students interested in Biology, Ecology or evolution and those students preparing to transfer into Biology or other Science programs. 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: BIOL 110 Lab Fee: $40.00

BIOL 120 – 4 Credits
Introduction to Biotechnology

The first of three courses required for certification as a Biotechnology Laboratory Technician. BIOL 120 introduces students to the field of biotechnology with an emphasis on the discovery, approval, and production of biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of human disease. Laboratory exercises introduce students to the tools and techniques of the biotechnology laboratory and a series of guest lectures introduce students to career opportunities and pathways in the biotechnology industry. 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours per week. BIOL 120 may be waived as a requirement for certification as a Biotechnology Laboratory Technician at the discretion of the program director. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082 Lab fee: $40.00

BIOL 126 – 4 Credits
Forensic Biology

Designed for students with a broad interest in forensic science, as an option for students majoring in criminal justice, and for those who wish to prepare for transfer to a 4-year college or university forensic science program. It stresses the integration of the underlying principles of physical science, cell biology, anatomy and physiology as they apply to forensic biology. It emphasizes the process of science through the laboratory portion that also introduces students to techniques used in forensic laboratories. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 AND RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 083. Lab Fee: $40.00

BIOL 130 – 3 Credits
Human Anatomy for Mortuary Science

Studies the human body with emphasis on those systems providing the foundation for embalming, pathology, public health, and restorative arts using a primarily systemic approach but also includes histology and cytology; lab provides an opportunity to dissect and observe preserved specimens. 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

BIOL 160 – 3 Credits
Body Structure and Function

Introduces students to structure and function of the human body through integration of all eleven systems of the body: integumentary, skeletal, muscular,nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Students will apply medical terminology during the study of each body system. This course is not a substitute for BIOL 109, 110, 220 or 221. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 083

BIOL 181 – 1 Credit
Cooperative Education I: Biology

Provides exposure to an allied health field in a clinical environment such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and radiology; faculty coordinator will help to develop learning objectives and monitor progress. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

BIOL 182 – 2 Credits
Cooperative Education I: Biology

Provides exposure to an allied health field in a clinical environment such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and radiology; faculty coordinator will help to develop learning objectives and monitor progress. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

BIOL 183 – 3 Credits
Cooperative Education I: Biology

Provides exposure to an allied health field in a clinical environment such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and radiology; faculty coordinator will help to develop learning objectives and monitor progress. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

BIOL 184 – 4 Credits
Cooperative Education I: Biology

Provides exposure to an allied health field in a clinical environment such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and radiology; faculty coordinator will help to develop learning objectives and monitor progress. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

BIOL 185 – 5 Credits
Cooperative Education I: Biology

Provides exposure to an allied health field in a clinical environment such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and radiology; faculty coordinator will help to develop learning objectives and monitor progress. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

BIOL 220 – 4 Credits
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Emphasizes structure and function of the human body, integrates related facts, principles, and concepts of the cell, chemistry, biochemistry and homeostasis, and includes study of cells and tissues and the integumentary, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, and muscular systems. This course may be required for Allied Health programs. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052 and MATH 083 or MATH 073; and BIOL 110 with a minimum grade of "C". Lab fee: $40.00

BIOL 221 – 4 Credits
Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Provides further study of the structure and function of the human body. This course emphasizes the circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, and digestive systems. This course may be required for Allied Health programs. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: MATH 083 or MATH 073; BIOL 220 with a minimum grade of "C". Lab Fee $40.00

BIOL 230 – 4 Credits
Microbiology

Introduces and discusses concepts related to the study of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and both the beneficial and pathogenic interrelationships with humans; emphasizes basic laboratory techniques such as microscopy, staining, and aseptic technique. This course is often required for Allied Health pre-nursing programs and may be taken by prospective Biology major transfer students. NOTE: Courses offered every fall and spring semester.

Prerequisites: Completion of BIOL 110 with a final grade of "C" or higher. ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and MATH 082 or MATH 013. Lab fee: $40.00

BIOL 245 – 3 Credits
Microbiology for Mortuary Science

Introduces basic concepts and techniques of microbiology with special emphasis on the pathogenicity and control of infectious disease as related to the embalmer and the embalming process; emphasizes the danger associated with infectious disease. 3 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: A student cannot receive credit for both BIOL 230 and BIOL 245. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

BIOL 251 – 4 Credits
Genetics

Presents current principles of heredity at the molecular, cellular and organismic level; discusses fundamental information concerning prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene structure, gene expression, gene organization, gene regulation, gene transfer, cancer, recombinant DNA technology, human heritable diseases and population genetics. BIOL 251 meets for 4 hours per week. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: BIOL 110 and CHEM 123, CHEM 124, (conc)

BIOL 252 – 3 Credits
Physiological Pathology

Studies basic principles regarding the alteration of the structure and function of tissues in disease and development; discusses anatomical changes resulting from disease and relates the work of the mortician to that of the pathologist, coroner, and medical examiner. 2 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: BIOL 130 or some other anatomy and physiology course approved by the instructor

BIOL 253 – 5 Credits
Techniques in Biotechnology I

Second of three courses required for certification as a Biotechnology Laboratory Technician. BIOL 253 introduces the skills and techniques common to research and development laboratories focusing on the cloning, expression, and purification of recombinant proteins. Students in this course progress through a series of graduated laboratory exercises and lecture sessions culminating in a group project that bring together the cognitive and technical skills necessary for success in the biotechnology industry. Specific skills taught include the Polymerase Chain Reaction, creation of recombinant DNA molecules, isolation and characterization of DNA, protein assays, DNA and protein electrophoreses, immunoblotting and ELISA assays. 2 lecture hours and up to 9 laboratory hours per week. Enrollment in BIOL 253 requires completion of BIOL 120 or written permission from director required. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Lab fee: $40.00

BIOL 254 – 5 Credits
Techniques in Biotechnology II

The final of three courses required for certification as a Biotechnology Laboratory Technician. BIOL 254 focuses on the skills and techniques necessary for the production and manufacture of vaccines and other biopharmaceuticals. Students in this course progress through a series of graduated laboratory exercises and lecture sessions culminating in a group project that bring together the cognitive and technical skills necessary for success in the biotechnology industry. Specific skills taught include microbial fermentation and mammalian cell culture, protein purification including filtration and chromatographic techniques. CGMP documentation, and quality control/quality assurance in biopharmaceutical production. BIOL 254 meets for 2 lecture hours and up to 9 laboratory hours per week. Enrollment in BIOL 254 requires completion of BIOL 253 or written permission from director required. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Lab fee: $40.00

BIOL 256 – 3 Credits
Nutrition

Studies the science of foods, nutrients and other substances they contain, the interaction and balance of foods in relation to health, and the processes by which the organism utilizes nutrients. This course is often required for BS/RN transfer programs and may be taken as an elective by other students that have completed the prerequisites, especially those interested in health, health education, allied health, pre-nursing, and fitness. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in BIOL 220

BIOL 257 – 2 Credits
Genetics Laboratory

Illustrates the principles of genetics through student experiments; utilizes classical genetic techniques as well as molecular techniques to study the nature of genetic material. BIOL 257 meets for six hours per week. Students may enroll in BIOL 257 Genetics Lab concurrently or subsequent to successful completion of BIOL 251. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: BIOL 251 (conc) and CHEM 123 (conc) and CHEM 124 (conc) Lab fee: $40.00

BIOL 260 – 4 Credits
Disease and Diagnosis for Health Information Management

Provides an in-depth look at pathophysiology and introduces students in Health Informatics and Information Technology to basic pharmacology and tools used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, disorders and injuries. The following organ systems are covered: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Students will apply medical terminology learned in previous courses. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Lab Fee: $40.00

Prerequisites: MATH 083 or MATH 073; and BIOL 160 or BIOL 100 or permission of HIIT program coordinator. Students must earn a minimum of "C" grade in the course.

BIOL 281 – 1 Credit
Cooperative Education II: Biology

Provides additional experience in an area previously studied or exploration of a different allied health occupation; requires cooperation with a faculty coordinator, a site coordinator, and the college's Director of Experiential Learning NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

BIOL 282 – 2 Credits
Cooperative Education II: Biology

Provides additional experience in an area previously studied or exploration of a different allied health occupation; requires cooperation with a faculty coordinator, a site coordinator, and the college's Director of Experiential Learning. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

BIOL 283 – 3 Credits
Cooperative Education II: Biology

Provides additional experience in an area previously studied or exploration of a different allied health occupation; requires cooperation with a faculty coordinator, a site coordinator, and the college's Director of Experiential Learning. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

BIOL 284 – 4 Credits
Cooperative Education II: Biology

Provides additional experience in an area previously studied or exploration of a different allied health occupation; requires cooperation with a faculty coordinator, a site coordinator, and the college's Director of Experiential Learning. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

BIOL 285 – 5 Credits
Cooperative Education II: Biology

Provides additional experience in an area previously studied or exploration of a different allied health occupation; requires cooperation with a faculty coordinator, a site coordinator, and the college's Director of Experiential Learning. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.