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Biotechnology Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Completion

Biotechnology encompasses recent advances in genetics, biochemistry, and related sciences which have resulted in new research and commercial development of products that are having a major impact on major industries. Vista’s program, which integrates academic and occupational instruction, prepares graduates for entry-level employment in a variety of technician-level science careers. For information about orientation dates, call (510) 841-8860, Ext. 264 or Ext. 224, or (510) 883-1607.

Degree Requirements | Certificate of Completion Requirements

Biotechnology Associate in Arts Degree Requirements
Required Courses:Units
BIOL 3: Microbiology5
BIOL 10: Introduction to Biology4
BIOL 200: Biotechnology Seminar0.5
BIOL 220: Scientific Literature2
BIOL 225: Applied Immunology6
BIOL 227: Applied Molecular Genetics6
BIOL 230: Introduction to Instrumentation2
BUS 10: Introduction to Business3
CHEM 30A: Introductory Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM 30B: Introductory Organic and Biochemistry4
CIS 1: Introduction to Computer Information Systems4
ENGL 53: Technical Writing3
ENGL 201A: Preparation for Composition and Reading
Or—
ENGL 201B: Preparation for Composition and Reading
3
General Education Requirement
(Required for GE pattern completion)
3
HUMAN 30A: Human Values - Ethics3
MATH 214: Mathematics for Science Technicians4
PHYS 10: Introduction to Physics4
Total minimum required units60.5

* Higher level English courses may be substituted for this requirement.

Biotechnology Certificate of Completion Requirements
Required CoursesUnits
BIOL 3: Microbiology5
BIOL 10: Introduction to Biology4
BIOL 200: Biotechnology Seminar0.5
BIOL 220: Scientific Literature2
BIOL 225: Applied Immunology6
BIOL 227: Applied Molecular Genetics6
BIOL 230: Introduction to Instrumentation2
CHEM 30A: Introductory Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM 30B: Introductory Organic and Biochemistry4
CIS 1: Introduction to Computer Information Systems4
ENGL 53: Technical Writing3
MATH 214: Mathematics for Science Technicians4
PHYS 10: Introduction to Physics4
Total minimum required units48.5


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