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BIO 206 Biotechnology Instrumentation I
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Principles and methodologies of recombinant DNA technology, including preparation of solutions and growth media in a laboratory setting and genetic analyses.

Prerequisites: BIO181

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Completion of BIO181 with a grade of "C" or better

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Implement the scientific method to answer specific questions.
2. (Application Level) Calibrate and use a variety of common and basic types of lab equipment.
3. (Comprehension Level) Read and follow an instruction manual for lab equipment and lab procedures.
4. (Application Level) Calculate and prepare solutions in various concentrations.
5. (Application Level) Handle, store and dispose of commonly used chemicals and biohazardous materials.
6. (Evaluation Level) Maintain a lab notebook documenting lab procedures, problem solving episodes, data collection, graphing and analysis, and future recommendations.
7. (Evaluation Level) Assess personal compliance with lab safety procedures.
8. (Evaluation Level) Design an original experiment, assemble the necessary components, collect data, and evaluate the protocol and outcome.
9. (Application Level) Perform a variety of laboratory techniques routinely used in biotechnology laboratories related to recombinant DNA technology.
10. (Application Level) Explain and apply core concepts, including cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and microbiology.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
This course was developed using the standards established by Pima Community College for their instrumentation course in Biotechnology. Course description and outline can be found here: https://bannerweb.pima.edu/pls/pima/az_tw_subcrse_catalog.p_subjcrse_list?p_subject_code=BIO
The need for this course was established through research in other biotechnology associate degrees from across the country and state including Mesa Community College (http://www.mesacc.edu/programs/detail/biotechnology-aas), Middlesex Community College (http://catalog.middlesex.mass.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=4&poid=275&returnto=317) and Community College of Allegheny County (http://www.ccac.edu/default.aspx?id=143324).