Biotechnology - A20100

Instructional Service Agreement with Pitt Community College

Program Description:

The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.

>Course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics, and technical communications. The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve in three distinct capacities: research assistant to a biologist or chemist, laboratory technician/instrumentation technician, or quality control/quality assurance technician.

Graduates may find employment in various areas of industry and government, including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.

Biotechnology Checksheet

Course and Hour Requirements:

Major Courses:

BIO 111        General Biology I                               

BIO 112        General Biology II                              

BIO 275        Microbiology                                      

*BTC 181       Basic Lab Techniques                         

*BTC 250       Principles of Genetics                        

*BTC 281       Bioprocess Techniques                      

*BTC 285       Cell Culture                                        

*CHM 132       Organic and Biochemistry                 

CIS 110        Introduction to Computers                


WEB 110         Internet/Web Fundamentals             

-                       Chemistry Elective                             

-                       Science Elective I                               

-                       Science Elective II                  

-                       Experience Elective  

General Education Courses:

ENG 111          Writing and Inquiry                            

-                       Communication Elective                    

-                       Math Elective                                     

-                       Humanities/Fine Arts Elective                       

-                       Social/Beh. Sciences Elective            

ACA 111          College Student Success                    


ACA 122          College Transfer Student Success      


Recommended Electives

Chemistry Electives:

CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry AND CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab


CHM 151 General Chemistry I

Communications Electives (pick one):

ENG 112 Argument Based Research

ENG 113 Literature Based Research

ENG 114 Research and Reporting

MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement

MAT 115 Mathematical Models

*MAT 161 College Algebra

*MAT 175 Pre-calculus AND MAT 175A Pre-calculus Lab

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives (pick one):

ART 111 Art Appreciation

HUM 110 Technology and Society

HUM 115 Critical Thinking

HUM 120 Cultural Studies

HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture

HUM 140 History of Architecture

HUM 160 Introduction to Film

MUS 110 Music Appreciation

Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives (pick one):

PSY 150 General Psychology

POL 120 Political Science

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

Experience Elective (pick one):

*BTC 288 Biotechnology Experience

*COE 112 Co-op Work Experience I

Science Electives (pick two):

*BTC 275 Industrial Microbiology

*BTC 286 Immunological Techniques

CHM 152 General Chemistry II

PHY 110/110A Conceptual Physics/Lab OR PHY 151 College Physics I

*Courses with an asterisk (*) are not offered at Nash Community College and must be taken at Pitt CC.

Applicant Information for Biotechnology:

The Biotechnology program is a collaborative agreement between Pitt Community College and Nash Community College.  Students are welcome to apply to Nash CC to complete the general education classes before transferring to Pitt CC to gain acceptance into the program.  Nash is allowed two seats into Pitt’s program annually.  To be considered for one of these two seats, the student must have met the minimum requirements for the program (as defined below) and let Nash CC Admissions know their intentions.

Application Dates: Ongoing
Start Date: Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester;          Length of Program: Five Semesters

  • Applicants to the Biotechnology program at Pitt Community College must:
    • Be a high school graduate
    • Complete an admissions application to Pitt Community College
    • Send official copies of high school transcripts (or GED scores) and any college transcripts to the Registrar’s office at Pitt Community College
  • For questions about classes offered at Nash Community College, please contact:
    • Jim Hartsell, Senior Counselor / ADA Officer
      242-451-8260   -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    - Office 2002, Bldg. A
  • Yalana Orr, Counselor / Recruiter
    252-451-8394 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Office 2003, Bldg. A
  • Lindsay Stokes, Counselor / Service Learning
    252-451-8361 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Office 2001, Bldg. A

For questions about classes offered at Pitt Community College, please contact:

Christina Weeks, Program Director
252-752-7139   –   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   -  BioTech Center at Pitt CC