Tompkins Cortland Community College

BIOT101 - Introduction to Biotechnology


A survey course for students enrolled in the Biotechnology degree and certificate programs. Career opportunities in biotechnology (modern biology) are discussed. Students map their educational paths to their career objectives. Issues related to intellectual property rights, bioentrepeneurship, regulations in biomanufacturing, and bioethics are covered. Employability (soft) skills, including group work and presentation, are developed. Prerequisites: ENGL 099 or prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ESL103; prior completion or concurrent enrollment MATH 090 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 1 Cr. (1 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.