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Biotechnology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Requirements for Admission      
  • Completion of the Biotechnology program application.
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or acceptable scores on the General Education Development (GED) test.  Foreign and domestic high school education or domestic GED must be validated by official transcripts.
  • Validation of previous college or biotechnology education by official transcripts.
  • Average or above-average high school standing with one year of biology.
  • Algebra, chemistry and biology courses taken in another country must be repeated in this country.
  • Acceptable scores on the American College Test (ACT).
  • Acceptable scores on the standardized reading test administered by Truman College.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in speaking and reading English.
Each student must achieve a minimum grade of C for all courses required to complete the degree. An overall grade point average of 2.0 or better must be maintained.       
        
It is strongly recommended that students take Chemistry 207-Organic Chemistry II and Biology 210-Survey of Biotechnology to be competitive in the Biotechnology industry. Since Biotechnology is highly diverse, it is important that students select courses specific to the industry in which they want to work. They should meet with a college advisor from the Department of Biology/Biotechnology or the department chair.       
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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

0215

Funding Options

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Courses

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

18 CH


​General Education course............................................................................................................................3
Human Diversity course...............................................................................................................................3

Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

Program Core Requirements

43 CH

 

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

6 CH
Students must select a minimum of 6 credit hours from the following courses:

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

 

  CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways

Natural Sciences

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