Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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BIOT 301    Biotechnology and Human Health    3 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 300, BIOL 303, BIOL 310, BIOL 400, BIOL 440, BIOL 442, or BIOT 307 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces biotechnology as it pertains to human health and disease. Topics include an introduction to molecular biology and genetics, recombinant DNA technology, biopharmaceutical products, forensics and genetic testing, stem cells and regenerative medicine, genomics and bioinformatics, and ethical issues arising from biotechnology disease diagnosis and treatment.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Ceballos           ARC MAIN Rm 490          30272 
Textbook


BIOT 305    Introduction to Bioinformatics    1 Unit

Prerequisite: BIOL 310 or 400 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: BIOT 300 and CISC 305.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 14 hours LEC ; 14 hours LAB
Description: This course includes topics on biology databases, search and retrieval programs, structure/function analysis of biological molecules, DNA sequence alignment and analysis, and applications of these technologies.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Online          16412 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Wednesday, October 20    05:00PM-06:00PM    Rm 490
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BIOT 307    Biotechnology and Society    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the emerging impact of biotechnology on society. Basic concepts in biotechnology are introduced in a non-technical manner to explore advances in medicine, agriculture, and other fields. Public perception and ethical issues in biotechnology are also emphasized.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Axsen              ARC MAIN Online          15208 
Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, October 20    04:00PM-05:00PM    Rm 490
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BIOT 311    Biotechnology Laboratory Methods - Molecular Techniques    2 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 300, BIOL 303, BIOL 310, BIOL 400, BIOL 440, BIOL 442, or BIOT 307 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic concepts and techniques to work effectively in a bioscience laboratory. Topics include laboratory solution preparation, recombinant DNA methods and nucleic acid analysis techniques, protein separation and analytical techniques, good laboratory practice, and product quality issues.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
MW        06:00PM-07:05PM LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Rm 490          30273 
Textbook
MW        07:15PM-10:20PM LAB K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Rm 490            


BIOT 312    Biotechnology Laboratory Methods - Microbial and Cell Culture Techniques    2 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 300, BIOL 303, BIOL 310, BIOL 400, BIOL 440, BIOL 442, or BIOT 307 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic concepts and techniques to work effectively in a bioscience laboratory. Topics include media preparation, microbial and plant cell culture techniques, biosafety guidelines, and DNA and enzyme diagnostic techniques.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Rm 490          30275 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Rm 490            


BIOT 498    Work Experience in Biotechnology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to biotechnology. Students are advised to consult with the Biotechnology Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of biotechnology. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 214           16498 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 16498 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 157          16500 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 16500 Textbook
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN D 101           16502 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 16502 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Natomas Inderkum A204    16504 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 16504 Textbook
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 106           16506 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 16506 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN Online          16508 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, August 18     06:00PM-07:30PM    Rm 126
Orientation for this online course is mandatory for all students. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010