Overview of the Biotechnology Program at Montgomery College <br />Dr. Collins Jones <br />Biotechnology Coordinator<br />B...
Goals of the Biotech Program<br />To prepare students for immediate entry into the biotech workforce <br />AAS for student...
Who are our students?<br />Most of our students already have a 4-year degree or an M.S. degree in a Life Science<br />A si...
Core Biotech Curriculum<br />BT 101 	Introduction to Biotechnology<br />BT 115 	Instrumentation for Biotechnology<br />BT ...
Other Required Science Courses<br />Chemistry  <br />General (one or two semesters)<br />Organic (minimum one semester req...
Core Values Taught in Every Biotechnology Class<br />Lab Techniques / Skills<br />Documentation (GLP andcGMP)<br />Communi...
Are we successful?<br />Over 250 students placed at full time jobs<br />Most AAS students continue to complete a 4-year de...
Is the Biotech Program Successful?<br />Tom Watkins, President and CEO of HGS :<br />Human Genome Sciences in Rockville, M...
Thank You – Questions?<br />Dr. Collins Jones<br />240-567-1910<br />Collins.jones@montgomerycollege.edu<br />
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Biotechnology at Montgomery College, Maryland

  1. 1. Overview of the Biotechnology Program at Montgomery College <br />Dr. Collins Jones <br />Biotechnology Coordinator<br />Biotechnology Program <br />Montgomery College<br />Collins.jones@montgomerycollege.edu<br />
  2. 2. Goals of the Biotech Program<br />To prepare students for immediate entry into the biotech workforce <br />AAS for students with no college degree<br />Certificate for students with a college degree (BS or MS)<br />To prepare students to complete a BS or MS degree after completing the AAS degree or Biotech certificate<br />Articulation agreements with local 4-year institutions <br />
  3. 3. Who are our students?<br />Most of our students already have a 4-year degree or an M.S. degree in a Life Science<br />A significant number (~30%) of our students are already employed in the Biotech Industry<br />
  4. 4. Core Biotech Curriculum<br />BT 101 Introduction to Biotechnology<br />BT 115 Instrumentation for Biotechnology<br />BT 117 Cell Culture and Cell Function<br />BT 200 Protein Biotechnology<br />BT 204 Immunology and Immunological Methods<br />BT 213 Nucleic Acid Methods<br />BT 235 Principles of Biomanufacturing<br />BT 221 Practicum / Internship (not required)<br />Our curricula is continuously reviewed and validated by members <br />of the local biotech industry<br />
  5. 5. Other Required Science Courses<br />Chemistry <br />General (one or two semesters)<br />Organic (minimum one semester required)<br />Biology <br />Introduction to Biology<br />Genetics<br />Microbiology<br />
  6. 6. Core Values Taught in Every Biotechnology Class<br />Lab Techniques / Skills<br />Documentation (GLP andcGMP)<br />Communication<br />Behavior (the “American Express” skill set)<br />Our focus is on the applied aspects of science – our labs are very hands on and <br /> we emphasize how scientific knowledge and theory relates to practical issues in<br /> the real world <br />
  7. 7. Are we successful?<br />Over 250 students placed at full time jobs<br />Most AAS students continue to complete a 4-year degree and many certificate students enter a Masters Degree program<br />
  8. 8. Is the Biotech Program Successful?<br />Tom Watkins, President and CEO of HGS :<br />Human Genome Sciences in Rockville, MD has some 900 employees and plans to add up to 100 employees across the nation. Montgomery College has been a good source to find qualified employees, said Tom Watkins. "They have a really good biotechnology program. They turn out to be terrific employees." <br />- Gazette Newspaper 29 Jan 2010<br />
  9. 9. Thank You – Questions?<br />Dr. Collins Jones<br />240-567-1910<br />Collins.jones@montgomerycollege.edu<br />

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