Biotechnology

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE, 60 CREDITS

This degree prepares biological technicians to set up, maintain, and clean laboratory instruments and equipment, such as microscopes, scales, and test tubes; gather and prepare biological samples such as blood, food, or bacteria cultures for laboratory analysis; conduct biological tests and experiments; and document their work. Students may pursue careers in industries using biotechnology such as antibiotic and pharmaceutical; food energy; agricultural pesticides; herbicides; fertilizers; growth chemicals and breeding programs; industrial chemicals; biocatalysts; and diagnostics. Biotechnologists may work with research scientists on the development of processes in the laboratory and with engineers to transfer and scale up laboratory processes for large scale production required by industry.

Location: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, Online Course(s)
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Sue Knoll Dan Hoffman


For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Biotechnology program page at riverland.edu.

Required General Education/MnTC Courses (54 Credits)

BIOL1091 General Biology I (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
BIOL1092 General Biology II (Goal 3 & 10) 4 CR
BIOL2040 General Microbiology (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
CHEM1201 General Chemistry I (Goal 3 & 10) 5 CR
CHEM1202 General Chemistry II (Goal 2 & 3) 5 CR
ENGL1101 Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) 3 CR
GEOG1200 Human Geography (Goal 5 & 10) 3 CR
MATH1210 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (Goal 2 & 4) 5 CR
MATH2021 Fundamentals of Statistics (Goal 2 & 4) 4 CR
PHIL1130 Ethics (Goal 6 & 9) 3 CR
PHYS1501 College Physics I (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
PHYS1502 College Physics II (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
SOCI1103 Social Problems (Goal 5 & 9) 3 CR
SPCH1100 Fundamentals of Speech (Goal 1 & 9) 3 CR
- Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts 1 CR
- Physical Education/Health 1 CR

Electives

- Electives 6 CR