Biotechnology

BIOL V30 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - 3 Units  

Recommended preparation: BIOL V01-V01L or BIOL V04 or BIOL V12 or MICR V01 or equivalent; and CHEM V20-V20L or equivalent with grades of C or better 
Hours: 3 lecture weekly 
This course is an introduction to the mechanisms and methods of bioengineering as they apply to biotechnology. Emphasis is placed on molecular and biochemical methods utilized in biotechnological applications in industry. FDA regulations that apply to the biotechnology industry will be included. Guest speakers from industry may be integrated into the course. Field trips may be required. Formerly Biol 30. Same as BIOT V30. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor.  

BIOL V31 - INTRODUCTION TO METHODS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - 4 Units  Recommended preparation: BIOL V30 or BIOT V30 or concurrent enrollment; CHEM V20-V20L or high school chemistry with grades of C or better; and MICR V01 
Hours: 2 lecture, 6 laboratory weekly  
This course is designed to provide a variety of biotechnology and molecular biology experiences that develop proficiency in molecular biology techniques and the application of specialized biotechnology equipment in problem solving. Its intent is to develop knowledge of biotechnology protocols, an awareness of laboratory safety, as
well as enthusiasm and academic interest in molecular biology and biotechnology. ANSI 287.1 approved safety glasses and laboratory coats are required. Field trips will be required. Formerly Biol 31. Same as BIOT V31.
Offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Transfer credit: CSU; credit limitations - see counselor.  

BIOL V32 - INTRODUCTION TO METHODS OF PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - 2 Units  
Prerequisite: BIOL V30 or BIOT V30 or concurrent enrollment; and CHEM V20-V20L or high school chemistry with grades of C or better   Recommended preparation: AG V03 or BIOL V23  
Hours: 1 lecture, 3 laboratory weekly  
This course is designed for plant biotechnicians and educators training in plant biotechnological techniques. Proficiency will be developed in aseptic tissue culture, isolation of plant organelles and products, and related molecular biological methods. Problems and solutions specific to plant biotechnology will be stressed. ANSI 287.1
approved safety glasses are required.  Field trips will be required. Formerly Biol 32. Same as BIOT V32.
Offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Transfer credit: CSU; credit limitations - see counselor.