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    Virginia Western Community College
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog


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BIO 173 - Biology for Biotechnology

(4 CR)
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion  of MTE 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and a placement recommendation for ENG 111, co-enrollment in ENF 3/ENG 111, or successful completion of all developmental English requirements.

Offered in the summer.

Introduces the student to biological concepts essential to the understanding of biotechnology. Focuses on the structural organization, function, and chemical nature of the cell. Studies cellular processes such as membrane transport, information, processing, reproduction and heredity. Emphasizes laboratory methods of biotechnology. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.



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