2020-2021 Undergraduate/Online Catalog 
    
    Aug 09, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Online Catalog
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BTEC 170 - Introduction to Biotechnology


(3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: BIOL 102 -BIOL 103  or BTEC 105  or High School Biology or permission of instructor
Description: Biotechnology explores biological processes to produce raw materials, foodstuffs, and medical treatments for use by humans. The industry is key for generating income worldwide and feeds into the pharmaceutical, textile, food and agricultural industries. The course centers on three main goals: 1) to understand the biological processes involved in biotechnology methods; 2) to identify and criticize the benefits and drawbacks of current methods; and 3) to review new emerging technologies that focus on ecological solutions. Offered Fall Semester, annually.



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