Spring 2014 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Ceballos           ARC MAIN Science 490     12116 
Textbook


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, Mar 18-May 15
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Online          11517 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Wednesday, March 19, 2014    04:30PM-05:30PM    Rm 412
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 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, Jan 18-Mar 17
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Online          11355 
Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 22, 2013    04:30PM-05:30PM    Rm 412
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, Jan 18-Mar 17
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Science 490     12612 
Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM 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, Mar 18-May 15
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Science 490     12120 
Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Science 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, Mar 18-May 15
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  11988 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 11988 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11989 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11989 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    11990 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11990 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11991 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11991 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik G224 11992 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11992 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          11993 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 15,    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

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014