Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOT 110 - Introduction to Biotechnology

Designed to introduce the student to the concepts of biotechnology as they relate to working in the biotechnology industry. Included are overviews of product development, GLP and cGMP, employer expectations, basic laboratory math and statistics, buffer preparation, handling of equipment and reagents (e.g., enzymes), introduction to experimental design, safety considerations, ethics at the workplace, and introduction to relevant biotech databases available on the web. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101  /ENGL 101A  , MATH 050  , READ 120  or higher Two hours each week. Formerly BT 101.

2 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently withMATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Describe and explain the basic scientific principles of biotechnology such as cells, DNA, proteins, cloning, and PCR
  • Describe and explain the business of biotechnology and describe the development of a biotech product, particularly therapeutics and the different units and functions of a business - R&D, PD, HR, and Finance
  • Describe the role of the FDA and other regulatory agencies in the biotechnology industry - explain the need for the FDA and the concepts of GLP and cGMP
  • Prepare a resume and cover letter toward finding and applying for jobs in the biotech industry

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