*Articulated with MATC
Block, 1 term, 0.5 credit
Biotechnology can be broadly defined as using a living organism to make a product or process. Some examples are as ancient as yeast in bread or bacteria culture in cheese, or are as modern as genetic engineering, cloning or recombinant DNA products. These new technologies have a social, economical and environmental impact. This hands-on lab-based course will teach students how applications are being used in the agricultural and medical industries by teaching basic lab practices. This course follows the concepts and objectives taught in the MATC “Molecular Biology” courses. Completing this course will satisfy one-half credit of the high school science requirement.