Fall 2017 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Science 490     11498 
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BIOT 305    Introduction to Bioinformatics    1 Unit

Prerequisite: BIOL 303, BIOL 310, BIOL 400, BIOL 440, BIOL 442, BIOT 301, or BIOT 307 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 14 hours LEC ; 14 hours LAB
Description: This course examines the basic concepts and techniques in bioinformatics, the computer analysis of nucleic acids and proteins. Topics include biotechnology databases, database searching, structure and function analysis of biological molecules, sequence alignment and analysis, and biological applications of bioinformatics.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Online          12844 
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TBA       TBA             LAB K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation: Wednesday, October 18 01:00PM-01:50PM Rm 490


BIOT 307    Biotechnology and Society    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the scientific and social impact of biotechnology by introducing basic technical concepts to examine recent advances. Topics include biotechnology applications in medicine, agriculture, industry, and the environment, and their ethical implications and public perception.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 19-Oct 11
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Online          13135 
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Orientation: Monday August 22 04:45PM-05:35PM Room 412


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 19-Oct 11
MW        08:30AM-09:35AM LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Science 490     11499 
Textbook
MW        09:45AM-12:50PM LAB K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Science 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 12-Dec 08
MW        08:30AM-09:20AM LEC A.Telleen            ARC MAIN Science 490     11785 
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MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB A.Telleen            ARC MAIN Science 490       


BIOT 498    Work Experience in Biotechnology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to biotechnology with a cooperating site supervisor. 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 Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 11397 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 11397 Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 4 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 2 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         06:30PM-07:20PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    11399 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11399 Textbook
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 16-Dec 09
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11401 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11401 Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 21 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 9 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017