Associate of Science | 60 credits minimum
Jordan Campus JHS
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-6450
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor JHS 047, (801) 957-6215
Associate Professor: Charles Rettberg
Assistant Professor: Jean Bower
The Biotechnology course of study provides students with training that prepares them for entry- to mid- level positions in research oriented environments. The program’s curriculum is driven and supported by the local Biotechnology industry, and focuses on using innovative practical activities to deliver the hands-on experience students require for the effective mastery of concepts and skills. Classes are taught by faculty with extensive experience in research settings. Students may choose one of two degree paths depending on individual goals and expectations.
The degree includes a full complement of general education and skills-based biotechnology courses. The program provides students with a broad foundation upon which to continue their studies in the sciences. The A.S. degree is primarily designed to transfer to Utah Valley University’s (UVU) baccalaureate program in Biotechnology. Students may choose to take upper division classes at UVU’s home campus in Orem, Utah, or they may choose to take upper division coursework as evening classes at the SLCC Jordan Campus. Students should note that other lower division coursework beyond what is listed in the A.S. degree will be required to complete the baccalaureate program in Biotechnology at UVU.
Students completing the A.S. in Biotechnology at SLCC may consider transferring to science degree programs other than Biotechnology. Students should be aware that the completion of their General Education courses and many of their major course requirements will transfer to any four year institution in the Utah System of Higher Education. However, Biotechnology courses are only articulated with Utah Valley University at this time. Consult the Biotechnology academic advisor for more information.
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacies
4 - Think Critically
5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
|1. Students will develop a general understanding of the Biotechnology field that includes:
- The history of biotechnology
- Applications of Biotechnology
- Biotechnology careers
- Case studies of biotechnology products and innovations
|2. Students will develop technological and analytical skills that are applicable in the field of Biotechnology.
|3. Students will develop a solid foundation of knowledge on which to further their education in the sciences.
|4. Students will develop critical thinking skills used in applying the scientific method to problems.
|5. Students will develop essential communication skills necessary in working with complex information and concepts.