Bioscience Technology (BSC)

Description

Bioscience technicians perform procedures in chemical and biotechnology laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, and research laboratories. Students who successfully complete the Bioscience Technology program at Cincinnati State earn an Associate of Applied Science degree while developing the skills important to a successful career in bioscience or biotechnology. These skills include advanced knowledge of biology and chemistry, microbiology, and laboratory techniques.

The curriculum prepares graduates for entry-level employment in bioscience or biotechnology, or for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in biological science or related fields.

Students entering the Bioscience Technology program should have a strong background in or aptitude for the sciences, a willingness to follow structured methods, ability to explore molecules and cells, and a desire to help people and enhance the world through the use of biotechnology.

Related Programs

Program Code

BSC.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Perform procedures in pharmaceutical laboratories, research laboratories, or bio-manufacturing
  • Pursue additional education in biological or medical studies

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Biological Technician
  • Lab Assistant

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$39,750 median anual salary

Employment Outlook

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing fields in Ohio, and several new biopharmaceutical manufacturing firms have opened recently in Southwest Ohio. The demand for qualified employees is high and this trend is expected to continue as new companies grow. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Continued growth in biotechnology and medical research is expected to increase demand for these workers.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Ohio State University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Aerotek Inc.
  • Meridian Bioscience Inc.

Co-op Salary Projections

$9 - $12/hour

Curriculum

Bioscience Technology (BSC)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
BSC 108 Bioscience Skills and Regulations ( B) 3 3 4
BIO 131 Biology 1 ( G) 3 4 5
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
BSC 115 Bioscience Laboratory Methods ( T) 2 3 3
BIO 132 Biology 2 ( B) 3 4 5
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication ( G) 3 0 3
Semester 3      
MAT 151 College Algebra ( G) 4 0 4
CHE 121 General Chemistry 1 ( B) 4 0 4
CHE 131 General Chemistry 1 Lab ( B) 0 3 1
BSC 150 Scientific Literacy for Bioscience ( B) 2 0 2
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 4      
BSC 205 Molecular Genetics Laboratory ( T) 2 6 5
CHE 122 General Chemistry 2 ( T) 4 0 4
CHE 132 General Chemistry 2 Lab ( T) 0 3 1
BIO XXX Biology Elective (T)   3 0 3
Semester 5      
BSC 210 Protein Purification and Analysis ( T) 2 6 5
XXX XXX Bioscience Elective (T)   1 2 2
CHE XXX Organic Chemistry Elective (T)   4 0 4
Semester 6      
BSC XXX Bioscience Experiential Learning Elective (T)   1 20 1
Total Credits:   48 54 63

Electives 

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Biology Elective  
BIO 220 Microbiology 3
BIO 230 Pharmacology 3
BIO 240 Pathophysiology 3
BIO 250 Cell Biology 5
BIO 260 Genetics 5
BIO 270 Ecology 5
BIO 275 Animal Behavior 5
Bioscience Elective  
BSC 120 Cell Culture 2
BSC 160 Quality and Compliance in Biomanufacturing 3
BSC 230 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3
MET 230 Quality Control and Six Sigma 4
EVT 168 Radiation Safety 2
EVT 170 Water and Wastewater Treatment and Analysis 4
Organic Chemistry Elective  
CHE 111 Bio-Organic Chemistry 4
CHE 201
  & CHE 211
Organic Chemistry 1
   and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
5
Arts/Humanities Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
CULT 105 Issues in Human Diversity 3
CULT 110 Social Issues in Technology 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
PSY 100 Applied Psychology: Human Relations 3
PSY 102 Applied Psychology: Stress Management 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 100 Survey of Social Issues 3
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology 3
Bioscience Experiential Learning Elective  
BSC 280 Bioscience Capstone Project 2
BSC 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Bioscience 1
BSC 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Bioscience 2
BSC 294 Internship 1: Bioscience 2

Contacts

Program Chair
Aaron Greene, BS, MS
(513) 569-1679