Summer 2012 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: Eight Week - First, Jun 11-Aug 03
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Kubo                TBA TBA                 12116 

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: Six Week - First, Jun 11-Jul 20
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Kubo               ARC MAIN Online          10336 
Orientation: Monday, June 11, 05:00PM-06:00PM, Room 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 - First, Jun 11-Aug 03
W         03:30PM-05:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 154          11900 
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11900 Textbook
This is a hybrid course that will have discussions online through D2L and meet in person on the following Wednesdays: June 13, June 27, July 18, and August 1 in room 154
The first class meeting is mandatory for ALL students.
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at

Summer 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: July 16, 2012