2006-2007 CCBC College Catalog

BIOTECHNOLOGY and BIOMANUFACTURING A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Science)

General Education Requirements: Credits
____SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
____ENGL 101 College Composition I 3
____BIOL 110 Biology I: Molecular and Cells 4
____MATH 153 Introduction to Statistical Methods 4
____CINS 101 Introduction to Computers 3
General Education Electives: (Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses. One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)
____Social and Behavioral Sciences  3
____Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Total General Education   23
Program Requirements:   
____BIOL 120 Introduction to Biotechnology 5*
____CHEM 121/2 General Chemistry I with Lab 4
____ CHEM 146 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 3**
____ CHEM 147 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab 1**
____ BIOL 251 Genetics 4 OR
____BIOL 230 Microbiology 4
____BIOL 253 Biotechniques I 5
____BIOL 254 Biotechniques II 5
____BIOL 282-6 Directed Research 2-6
Total Program Requirements 29-33
Program Electives: (Please select 9 credits of the following)  
____ENGL 102 College Composition I 3
____BIOL 230 Microbiology 4 OR
____ BIOL 251 Genetics 4
____ CHEM 123 General Chemistry II w/ Laboratory 4
____CHEM 200 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory 4 *
____CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II With Laboratory 4
____PHYS 101 Fundamentals of Physics I 4
____PHYS 102 Fundamentals of Physics II 4
____CINS 155 Internet Principles 3
____CINS 142 Introduction to Linux/UNIX 4
Total Elective Requirements 9
Total Credits Required for Degree 60


Program Description:
The Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing program at CCBC aims to provide students with the technical skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in this rapidly growing industry. Graduates of the program have found employment in academic research laboratories, industrial research laboratories, and biopharmaceutical production facilities.

Students enrolled in the CCBC Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing program have the option of taking courses leading to a Biotechnology Laboratory Technician certificate or the A.A.S. degree. Students electing the A.A.S. option can elect courses that will fulfill degree requirements at four-year colleges and universities. Students interested in entering directly into the workforce can take alternative courses and electives.

The “core” of the Biotechnology program consists of three sequential courses that cover the discovery, development, and production of a modern biopharmaceutical. Students enrolled in these courses can expect to learn about the new drug approval process including the regulatory requirements, laboratory and production documentation, laboratory techniques including recombinant DNA, electrophoresis, enzyme assays, protein purification, cell culture, and quality control methods employed in the biotechnology industry.

Capstone projects bring together the skills and knowledge taught during the program as students engage in mini-research projects and produce a “cGMP compliant” biopharmaceutical.

Courses within the program are designed to transfer to four-year institutions.

Students may choose to enroll in the certificate or A.A.S. degree program in Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing. The certificate is designed primarily for non-degree seeking students, individuals switching careers, displaced workers, or those already in the field seeking advancement. Individuals completing either program are well prepared for technical careers in the health sciences, basic research, pharmaceutical research and development, production and manufacturing, and quality assurance.

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Catonsville, Tom Burkett
410-455-6942 or tburkett@ccbcmd.edu