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SLCC Catalog

   
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

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Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Biotechnology

  
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    BTEC 1010 - Intro to Biotechnology

    Credits: 3
    This course teaches students the history, branches, and applications of the biotechnology industry. It also examines the scientific basis for biotechnology products and examines the ethical and legal aspects important in the industry.

    Prerequisite: MATH 0980  and RDG 0990  w/C grade or better or equivalent placement test score
    Corequisite: BTEC 1015  


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    BTEC 1015 - Intro to Biotechnology Lab

    Credits: 1
    This course teaches students fundamental theoretical and practical hands-on knowledge of commonly used instruments, preparation of solutions, reagents, and methodology used in the life science laboratory.

    Prerequisite: MATH 0980  and RDG 0990  w/C grade or better or equivalent placement test score
    Corequisite: BTEC 1010  
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BTEC 1025 - Manufacturing Medical Devices

    Credits: 3
    This course provides an overview of the medical device industry, including diversity of products, size and scope of the industry, current trends, and product life cycles from conception to market approval and distribution. This course also focuses on fundamental principles of measurement, performing measurements, data management, and analysis related to medical device manufacturing.


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    BTEC 1030 - Biotechnology Seminar

    Credits: 2
    This course teaches students to search, comprehend, and evaluate scientific literature. Students will develop analytical and communication skills necessary to succeed as a productive team member in the biotech field.

    Prerequisite: BTEC 1010  and BTEC 1015  w/C grade or better
    Semester: Fall


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    BTEC 1060 - Nucleic Acid/Protein Biotech

    Credits: 2
    The chemistry of DNA, RNA and proteins will be the foundation for learning about the biological structure, function and analysis of these macromolecules.

    Prerequisite: BTEC 1010  and BIOL 1610  w/C grade or better
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    BTEC 1080 - Biotechnology Experience

    Credits: 3
    This course is an early hands-on research experience in which students conduct mentored research activities. Students apply their knowledge to specific research topics assigned by Biotechnology faculty/staff.

    Prerequisite: BTEC 1010  and BTEC 1015  w/C grade or better    
    Semester: All


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    BTEC 2010 - Applied Molecular Biology

    Credits: 3
    This course teaches students practical aspects of DNA technology that includes restriction digestion, properties of plasmids, recombinant DNA cloning, gel electrophoresis, the polymerase chain reaction and protein expression.

    Prerequisite: BTEC 1010  and BTEC 1015  w/C grade or better  
    Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  and BIOL 1615   w/C grade or better
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    BTEC 2020 - Biomolecular Sep and Analysis

    Credits: 3
    Purification and analysis techniques that are applied to biologically active substances are taught. Attention will be given to protein purification and analysis and includes immunological, electrophoretic, and chromatographic technologies.

    Prerequisite: BTEC 2010  w/C grade or better
    Semester: Fall


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    BTEC 2030 - Cell Culture

    Credits: 2
    Methods of eukaryotic cell culture are taught. Students learn proper techniques to handle, store, and maintain cells in culture. Includes specialized analysis techniques to probe various aspects of cell biology relevant to biotechnology.

    Prerequisite: BTEC 2010  w/C grade or better
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    BTEC 2035 - Quality Systems & FDA Regs

    Credits: 2
    This course introduces the concept of quality systems and structures and their relevance to the life science and medical device development and manufacturing industries. FDA regulations and an overview of equivalent international regulations, as well as proper setup and operation of quality systems including FDA-required Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), will be covered.


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    BTEC 2040 - Advanced Molecular Methods

    Credits: 3
    This course teaches advanced concepts used in genetic engineering and analysis of gene expression. These include principles of DNA sequencing, quantitative PCR, mutagenesis, and reverse transcription.

    Prerequisite: BTEC 2010  w/C grade or better
    Semester: Spring


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    BTEC 2050 - Bioinformatics

    Credits: 2
    Students will learn to use computer programs and software to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological data from sources such as whole genomes and other relevant databases. Previous computer knowledge is not needed.

    Prerequisite: BTEC 2010  w/C grade or better
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    BTEC 2060 - Biotechnology Instrumentation

    Credits: 3


    Provides a comprehensive understanding and operational training of instrumentation commonly used in the biotechnology industry, including operational principals, best practices, maintenance procedures, and user-achievable repairs.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 1110  and CHEM 1115  w/C grade or better; BTEC 1080  or BTEC 2100 , and BTEC 2010 , or BMAN 1150  and BMAN 1180  w/C grade or better, or instructor permission

       
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    BTEC 2100 - Biotechnology Research

    Credits: 4
    This course is a capstone research experience in which students conduct high level mentored research activities on specific research topics assigned by Biotechnology faculty/ staff or in collaboration with biotechnology companies.

    Prerequisite: BTEC 1080  w/C grade or better or instructor permission
    Semester: All


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    BTEC 2900 - Spec. Topics in Biotechnology

    Credits: 2-5
    Defined by the instructor for students majoring in Biotechnology. Students must contact the instructor prior to registering for the course.

    Prerequisite: By instructor permission only
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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