Programs of Study

Biotechnology

NOTICEDue to the renovations of the Huntsville campus the Biotechnology laboratory will be closed and relocated. The program will not be operational until spring semester of 2017.
Get the skills you need
for the job

Great qualified instructors


Local biotech internships


Hands-on laboratory work


Small class sizes


Low-cost tuition


Job placement assistance


Scholarships available to students who have declared Biotechnology as their major!


WIA Approved!

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, with a high demand for entry-level workers and two-year and four-year college graduates. In the last 25 years, the US biotechnology industry has created more than 198,000 high-quality jobs, at over 1,400 pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial, and instrumentation biotechnology companies, plus more at academic and government agencies!

Biotechnology sectors include:
  • Health Care: drug discovery, vaccines, devices and diagnostics
  • Ag Biotech: genetically modified organisms, food safety
  • Industrial and Environmental Applications: biofuels, biomaterials
  • Biodefense: vaccines, biosensors
  • Research Tools: DNA fingerprinting, bioinformatics, microarray technology, nanotechnology
Local companies will provide internships for students who have completed the first year of biotech classes at Calhoun and will work with students and instructors to ensure our graduates are trained to enter the local workforce.




Reasons for Biotechnology in Community, Technical, and Career Colleges

Biotechnology Program of Study

Associate of Science Degree

This program is for those who plan to transfer to senior institutions and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the major listed above. Please check with the transfer institution regarding humanities requirements.

Core Requirements:

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS:
ORI 101 Orientation
Area I: English Composition
Area II: Literature, Humanities & Fine Arts
12 
Area III: Natural Science and Mathematics
11-12 
Area IV:   History, Social and Behavioral Science
3-6 
Total  
41-42
AREA V: MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
  BIO 105 Introduction to Biotechnology
4
  BIO 107 Cell Culture
4
  BIO 203 Techniques in Molecular Biology
4
  BIO 252 Directed Studies in Biotechnology
2
  BIO 254 Advanced Topics in Biotechnology
3
  BIO 256 Biotechnology Internship
2
  CHM 112 College Chemistry II
4
Total  
23

For more information about this program, call or write:

Dr. David Ansardi
(256) 306-2651 
dca@calhoun.edu

Effie Nicke
(256) 306-2970
emn@calhoun.edu

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