Nov 19, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Biotechnology A.S.


If you are a full-time student and follow this degree map, you can complete this associate degree in two years.  See an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for the Associate in Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

Prerequisite Course - Prior to First Full Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A)  
Grade of ‘C’ or better needed to progress into CHEM and PHYS courses.
3

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
^+ BIOL 1224 - Introduction to Biology for Majors (L)   4
^+ BIOT 1113 - Introduction to Biotechnology   3
^+ CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I (L)   5
^   ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
Total Credit Hours 15
^ Grade of ‘C’ or better needed to progress into other courses in sequence.
+ Must take this course in first semester to graduate in two (2) years.
 

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2164 - Microbiology (L)   4
BIOT 1314 - Biotechnology Laboratory Methods and Techniques  (offered spring semester only)
Grade of ‘C’ or better needed to progress into other courses in sequence.
4
BIOT 2101 - Biotechnology Quality Assurance  (offered spring semester only) 1
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
Humanities General Education Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for course list. 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOT 1533 - Cell Culture Techniques  (offered fall semester only) 3
BIOT 2245 - Molecular Biology and Techniques  (offered fall semester only) 5
CHEM 1415 - General Chemistry II (L)   5
Total Credit Hours 13

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOT 2334 - Biotechnology Proteomics and Instrumentation  (offered spring semester only) 4
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
Humanities General Education Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for course list. 3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government  
It is recommended that students transferring to NSU take this course online through NSU and transfer the course back to TCC to meet graduation requirements.
3
Required General Education Elective. Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre).
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  - Recommended for transfer to NSU or ORU. It is recommended that students   transferring to NSU take this course online through NSU and transfer the course back to TCC to meet graduation requirements.
ECON 2023 - Principles of Microeconomics (S)  - Recommended for transfer to OSU.
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Transfer Information

This degree transfers seamlessly to several universities. You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.  Current transfer agreements are provided below.

TCC AS Biotechnology to NSU BS Cell & Molecular Biology 2017-2018  
TCC AS Biotechnology to OSU BS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 2016-2017  

TCC AS Biotechnology to OSU BS Plant Biology-Cel Bio & Molec Genetics 2018-2019