Mar 07, 2021
Emily Rabinsky, 413.552.2470, firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is intended for the student who is interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in the life sciences utilizing the basic principles of biotechnology. This technology is based on recent advances in the discipline of recombinant DNA technology. Students completing this option will have acquired the necessary laboratory skills and theoretical background for transfer to state or private colleges. Career and research opportunities include, but are not limited to: animal sciences, agrigenetics, immunogenetics, pharmaceutics, biomedical technologies, forensics, and environmental sciences.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- describe the basic biological principles that underlie the field of biotechnology
- perform common laboratory techniques and calculations relevant to biotechnology
- collect and analyze experimental results
- use laboratory equipment safely and properly
- follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and proper documentation guidelines
- demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
- collaborate with others to complete tasks
- apply critical thinking skills to troubleshoot issues that arise in the lab
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 30 CREDITS
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 24 CREDITS
PROGRAM ELECTIVES: 8 CREDITS
TOTAL: 62 CREDITS
1ECN 101 : Suggested Social Science Elective
2PHI 120 : Suggested Humanities Elective
3Students selecting CHM 221 must also then take CHM 222
4Students selective PHS 111 must also then take PHS 112
This program qualifies for MassTransfer STEM block, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer grants students automatic acceptance to certain Massachusetts state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree. Students who enroll in programs with the 28 credit MassTransfer STEM general education foundation block will need to complete the associate degree in order to waive the general education requirements at a Massachusetts State University. In addition to the completion of the associate’s degree and the STEM general education foundation at Holyoke Community College, students will need to complete an additional 12 credits in general education requirements at the four-year college. If a student will not complete the degree before transferring it is recommended that they complete the 34 credit MassTransfer general education foundation block. Students should meet with Mark Broadbent, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs to discuss their transfer plans.
Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online. Go to Online Learning for more information.