Degrees and Certificates
Degrees and Certificates
A.S. Degree: Biological ScienceThe Biological Science Program at Gavilan Community College provides a quality education that emphasizes critical thinking skills for all students (Majors and Non-majors). Our primary goals are to prepare students to transfer to a 4-year college, enter programs that require our courses as prerequisites, and prepare students for possible employment upon completing certificate and/or graduating with an A.S. degree. It is also our intent to encourage our students to gain practical experience in biological science by working with our faculty and local industry. Students completing the courses will have satisfied requirements for physical and biological sciences. Recommended preparation for the major requirements listed. 1 One year of high school chemistry or CHEM 30A (Elementary Chemistry) or equivalent, and/or Bio 10 or equivalent. 2. At a minimum be eligible to enter ENGL 250 and ENGL 260. 3.Two years of high school math or MATH 233.
BIO1Cell and Molecular Biology4
PHYS2AGeneral Physics I4
PHYS2BGeneral Physics II4
BIO8General Microbiology OR5
BIO9Human Physiology OR5
AH15Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology5
BIO15Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology OR5
BIO21Field Ecology1 - 4
ECOL1Conservation of Natural Resources4
MATH1ASingle-Variable Calculus and Analytic Geometry4
MATH1BSingle-Variable Calculus and Analytic Geometry4
General Education Requirements: (35 - 39 Units)
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Certificate of Achievement: BiotechnologyThis certificate program allows students to attain essential skills in biotechnology and provides opportunities to learn basic laboratory procedures, how to record data, perform basic calculations and write laboratory reports. Students also learn about careers and ethical issues in biotechnology. Career Options: Careers for those with a Biotechnology Certificate of Achievement would be animal care technician, assay analyst, laboratory assistant or technician, manufacturing technician, QA/QC technician. In addition to the biotechnology industry, jobs for technicians may be found in environmental testing labs, forensic labs, hospitals, plant pathology labs, research labs and wineries.
BIOT103Biotechnology Lab Skills and Instrumentation4
BIOT104Seminar in Biotechnology1
BIO10Principles of Biology4
CHEM30BElementary Organic and Biochemistry4