The greater Kansas City area and specifically Johnson County have numerous biological-, pharmaceutical- and chemical-related formulating, manufacturing, research and testing companies. Many of these facilities employ scientific technicians to support the endeavors of their professional scientists and engineers.
JCCC’s science technology program is designed to develop scientific support personnel for the metropolitan area.
This program offers specific knowledge and training designed to provide you with entry-level skills for employment as a technician. It also provides the breadth of background sufficient to encourage change and flexibility.
The biotechnology associate of science degree program will prepare students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the biological sciences. Upon completion of this 64-66-hour degree, students will be able to find entry-level or higher positions in the diverse field of biotechnology. Along with basic and more advanced science courses, students will take specialized courses in subjects such as laboratory safety and biotechnology methods.
Note: Metropolitan Community College students should seek specific counsel from the JCCC program personnel for the appropriate course plan and numbers.
Metropolitan Community College students should refer to Cooperative Program Information.
IMPORTANT - Students planning to graduate with a Biotechnology degree must complete one of the approved cultural diversity courses. Some of the approved courses are able to meet both the cultural diversity requirement and a general education requirement. To see a complete list of approved courses, click on the link provided below.
(Major Code 2130; State CIP Code 41.0101)
Associate of Science Degree
|BIOL 135||Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|CHEM 124||General Chemistry I Lecture*||4|
|CHEM 125||General Chemistry I Lab||1|
Students who withdraw from GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LECTURE must also withdraw from the corresponding laboratory GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
Students may not withdraw from the laboratory course GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY without withdrawing from CHEMISTRY I LECTURE.
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|BIOT 160||Introduction to Biotechnology*||2|
|BIOT 165||Laboratory Safety*||1|
|CHEM 131||General Chemistry II Lecture*||4|
|CHEM 132||General Chemistry II Lab*||1|
Students who withdraw from GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LECTURE must also withdraw from the corresponding laboratory GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY.
Students may not withdraw from the laboratory course GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY without withdrawing from CHEMISTRY II LECTURE.
|ENGL 123||Technical Writing I*||3|
|Humanities Elective ^||3|
|Social Science/Economics Elective ^^||3|
|BIOT 230||Microbiology for Biotechnology*||5|
|SPD 121||Public Speaking||3|
|BIOL 205||General Genetics*||4-5|
|or BIOL 150||Biology of Organisms*|
|Humanites Elective ^||3|
|Physical Education Elective ^^||1|
|BIOT 260||Biotechnology Methods*||5|
|PHYS 130||College Physics I*||5|
|BIOL 124||Oceanus: Essentials of Oceanography||3-4|
|or BIOL 134||Principles of Sustainability|
|or BIOL 155||Bioethics*|
|or BIOT 265||Biotechnology Internship*|
|Social Science/Economic Elective||3|