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Certificate of Performance:

Applied Biotechnology-Analytical Chemistry*

Students may take the specific biotechnology courses and receive a Certificate of Performance authorized and issued by the academic department. It is not intended to nor will it be recognized as an official state approved program. It is intended to provide students with intensive laboratory skills development experience to meet entry-level employment requirements in the biotechnology industry.

Courses Units
BIOL 132 Applied Biotechnology I 4
CHEM 251 Analytical Chemistry 5
Total Units 9
 

Certificate of Performance:

Applied Biotechnology-Molecular Biology*

Students may take the specific biotechnology courses and receive a Certificate of Performance authorized and issued by the academic department. It is not intended to nor will it be recognized as an official state approved program. It is intended to provide students with intensive laboratory skills development experience to meet entry-level employment requirements in the biotechnology industry.

Courses Units
BIOL 132 Applied Biotechnology I 4
BIOL 133 Applied Biotechnology II 4
Total Units 8
 

Associate in Science Degree:

Biology

Allied Health Track

Consult the Nursing Education faculty (City College) or a counselor to verify current course requirements for associate degree and baccalaureate nursing program preparation.

Courses Required for the Major† Units
BIOL 107 General Biology—Lecture & Lab 4
BIOL 205 General Microbiology 5
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 235 Human Physiology 4
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab 1
Total Units 21
 

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Biology 101, 115, 130, 131, 180, 215, 250; Chemistry 130, 130L.

Applied Biology Track
Courses Required for the Major Units
BIOL 107 General Biology—Lecture & Lab 4
BIOL 131 Introduction to Biotechnology 4
BIOL 205 General Microbiology 5
BIOL 132 Applied Biotechnology I 4
BIOL 133 Applied Biotechnology II 4
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I—Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I—Lab 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II—Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II—Lab 2
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems‡ 4
Total Units 35
‡Students may complete this course requirement by challenge exam or other equivalent proof of computer/software proficiency certified by the CISC department.
 

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Biology 131; Physics 121A, 121B, 180A, 180B.

 

Associate in Science Degree:

Biology Studies

The Associate in Science degree with an area of emphasis in Biology Studies is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree at a transfer institution in a biology-related major. Common university majors in this field include:

 

This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this degree should be selected with the assistance of a Miramar College counselor.

Courses Required for the Major Units
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I 4
Select 4 to 9 units from the following:
BIOL 210B Introduction to the Biological Sciences II 4–9
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I—Lecture
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I—Laboratory
Select 5 to 10 or more units from the following:
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting MATH 104 Trigonometry
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting MATH 119 Elementary Statistics
BIOL 115 Marine Biology MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I
BIOL 205 General Microbiology MATH 122 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus II
BIOL 215 Introduction to Zoology MATH 141 Precalculus
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
BIOL 235 Human Physiology MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
BIOL 250 Introduction to Botany PHYS 125 General Physics
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II—Lecture PHYS 126 General Physics II
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II—Laboratory PHYS 195 Mechanics
CISC 190 Java Programming PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming PHYS 197 Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics
MATH 116 College and Matrix Algebra  
 
Notes

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student's transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

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†Note: Only one Biology (BIOL) course, from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements. BIOL 101 is not currently
offered at Miramar College, but is offered at City College.

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