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BIOT 233 Protein Analysis and Purification

4 Credits

Prerequisites:BIOT 211.Students will review the biochemical proper- ties of amino acids and proteins,then study techniques of cell disin- tegration and extraction,protein separation,and analysis.Students will be taught to determine which method is most applicable in var- ious situations and why that method should be utilized.When pos- sible, students will be given an opportunity to perform these tech-

niques in the laboratory.Includes lab.

BIOT 235 Biotechnology Laboratory

3 Credits

Prerequisites:BIOL 107 and CHEM 105.Corequisites:BIOL 221. Presents overview of basic biotechnology laboratory skills emphasiz-

ing chromatography techniques,methods of DNA and protein elec- trophoresis, processes of immunoassays,data management skills, recombinant DNA technology,and the polymerase chain reaction.

BIOT 237 Plant Tissue Culture

4 Credits

Prerequisites:BIOT 201,BIOT 212 and CHEM 106.The student will be introduced to basic techniques of plant tissue culture. This is the aseptic culture of plant cells,tissues,organs and plants. This course seeds to familiarize students with the basic principles of tissue cul- ture and to expose them to their many applications. The course includes media preparation,isolation of explants,and establish- ment of callus from suspension cultures,growth factor bioassays, and regeneration of whole plants from tissue and plant and genet- ic engineering techniques. We will also discuss the theory,produc-

tion and societal implications of transgenic plants.

BIOT 239 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 4Credits Prerequisites:BIOT 201.The student will be introduced to biomater- ial and tissue functionality and design including the basic concepts underlying physiological responses to wounds and foreign materi- als. Topics to be considered include biomaterial scaffolds,relevant cell types,soluble regulators or their genes,and mechanical loading and culture conditions. Comparisons will be made between differ- entiated cell types and stem cells as well as natural and synthetic scaffolds. Methodology for the preparation of cells and scaffolds in practice is described. The rationale for employing growth factors is covered and the techniques for gene modification for optimizing matrix interactions are discussed. Methods for fabricating tissue- engineered products and devices for implantation are taught including material selection and processing,mechanisms of materi- al degradation,cell-material interactions and interfaces,matrix structure transport issues. Examples of tissue engineering –based procedures currently employed clinically are analyzed as case stud- ies. Students will gain experience with biomaterial design and modification in addition to cell culture with these matrices.

BIOT 241 Immunology and Immunological

4 Credits

Processes Prerequisites:BIOT 211.A brief survey of the components of the

immune system and how they interact.The topics covered will include,B and T cell development,activation and culture,the role of cytokines,their production and purification,signal transduction processes in B-cell activation,the role of MHC complexes, immunoglobulin synthesis and origins of diversity,antigenantibody interactions,practical aspects of raising and purifying polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies,handling and labeling of antibodies,applica- tions of antibodies including Western blotting,ELISA,and immuno-

histochemistry. Includes lab. BIOT 280 Co-op/Internship

2-6 Credits

Prerequisites:Program Advisor Approval.Provides students with the opportunity to work at a job site that is specifically related to their career objectives.Provides on-the-job experience while earning credit toward an associate degree.

BUSN 101 Introduction to Business TransferIN 3 Credits Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032 and MATH 044 or MATH 015.Examines the American business system in relation to the economic society.Studies business ownership, organization principles and problems,management,control facilities, administration,and development practices of American business

enterprises. BUSN 102 Business Law

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Describes the judicial system and the nature and sources of law affecting business.Studies contracts,sales contracts with emphasis on Uniform Commercial Code Applications,remedies for breach of contract and tort liabilities.Examines legal aspects of property own- ership, structures of business ownership,and agency relationships.

BUSN 104 Investment

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.An introduction to the fundamentals of investing.Presents the basis of investing,with attention to the various ways in which

investment vehicles operate. BUSN 105 Principles of Management

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032 and MATH 044 or MATH 015.Describes the functions of managers, including the management of activities and personnel.Focuses on

application of guidance principles in management. BUSN 106 Customer Service

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032,and MATH 044 or MATH 015.Focuses on the importance of pro- viding superior customer service to the organization as well as the

customer service representative.Fundamental customer service techniques applicable to a variety of situations are presented.

BUSN 108 Personal Finance

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032,and MATH 044 or MATH 015.Emphasizes management of indi- vidual financial resources for growth and maintenance of personal wealth.Covers home buying and mortgage financing,installment financing,life and health insurance,securities,commodities and

other investment opportunities. BUSN 110 Introduction to Logistics

3 Credits

Prerequisite:None.A study of the basic concepts included in the field of logistics and supply chain management.Topics covered include: supply chain management,customer service,transportation,pur-

chasing and inventory and warehouse management.

BUSN 120 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

3 Credits

Prerequisites: BUSN 101.An examination of individual,organization- al and societal ethical issues and the social responsibility of business organizations in the resolution of these issues.Critical thinking and

informed decision making are emphasized. BUSN 202 Human Resource Management

3 Credits

Prerequisites: BUSN 105.Focuses on the activities of human resource management,with emphasis on employer-employee relations,job analysis and evaluation,salary administration,work measurement and standards,performance appraisal and legal compliance.

BUSN 203 Business Development

3 Credits

Prerequisites: BUSN 105,MKTG 101 and ACCT 102.Explores business operations for the self-employed or as a manager of a small busi- ness enterprise.The course includes:covering the role of entrepre- neur and manager;selecting the appropriate business organization; developing plans and strategies for small,medium,and growing firms;securing financing for start-up and growing operations; exploring growth opportunities;and successfully managing human

and material resources. BUSN 204 Case Problems in Business

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Program Chair Approval.Applies business concepts and

principles to specific case studies or problems. BUSN 205 Risk Management

3 Credits

Prerequisites: BUSN 101,BUSN 102 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.Examines the risks faced by businesses and individuals;it then considers ways of handling them.Topics covered include prop- erty, liability and personal losses that may result due to assuming these risks.Much attention is paid to the use of insurance contracts in reducing the impact of the possible losses.Specific areas include automobile,home,life,health,and pension insurance as well as pub- lic policy,government regulations,and social insurance programs.

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