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A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):
- BIOT-100 Biotechnology and Society
- BIOT/CHMT-102 Chemical Safety and Hygiene
- BIOT/CHMT-104A HPLC
- BIOT/CHMT-104D Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
- BIOT-105 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
- BIOT-106A Introduction to Bio-Manufacturing Instruments and Measurements
- BIOT-106B Current Lab Methods in Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry and Standard Operating Procedures
- BIOT-106M Math Applications in Biotechnology
- BIOT-110A1 Introduction to DNA Techniques
- BIOT-110A2 PCR I and DNA Sequencing
- BIOT-110A3 Protein Isolation and Assays
- BIOT-111A Genomic and cDNA Library Construction and Analysis
- BIOT-111B PCR Primer Design and Optimization and Reverse Transcription
- BIOT-112 Introduction to Bioinformatics
- BIOT-113 GMP/GLP
- BIOT/BIOL-114 Introduction to Plant Biology
- BIOT-115A Mammalian Cell Culture Techniques
- BIOT-115B Bioreactor Cell Culture Techniques
- BIOT-116 Biotech Summer Institute
- BIOT-117 Immunology
- BIOT-119 Clean Room Techniques
- BIOT-120A Introduction to SEM Technology
- BIOT-121 Biotechnology Careers
- BIOT-122 Introduction to Nanotechnology
- BIOT-123 Writing SOPs
- BIOT/CS-131 Computing Concepts in Biotechnology
- BIOT/CS-133 Introduction to SAS Programming
Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore. The exact textbook and other specific costs are now available for each section on WebAdvisor (select "Book Info").
Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Additional supplies may be required and will be listed on the course syllabus on the first day of classes. Please check with your instructor.
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Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
- Develop a results-oriented resume highlighting transferable skills relevant to bio-manufacturing positions.
- Demonstrate effective interviewing skills to obtain employment in the biotech industry.
- Understand and apply techniques to conduct a self-directed job search.
- Apply scientific method and good experimental design in scientific experiments.
- Understand and demonstrate lab safety procedures.
- Maintain a lab notebook; describe correct SOPs, GLPs, and other documentation required in a biotech lab.
- Demonstrate standard lab techniques such as pipetting and measurements (mass/ volume).
- Demonstrate proper use of lab equipment such as pH meters, spectrophotometers, chromatographic systems, electrophoresis apparatus, compound microscope, and other equipment.