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Biotechnology Laboratory Technician - AAS

Offered at: Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Program Plan Number: 4101017029

Course Title Credits
Required General Education Courses
Social/Behavioral Sciences3
Natural Sciences with Laboratory 14-5
Quantitative Reasoning 23
Written Communication3
Required Technical Core Courses
BTN 101Introduction to Biotechnology1
BTN 105Applied Laboratory Calculations for Biotechnology3
BTN 201Biotechnology Techniques I4
BTN 202Biotechnology Techniques II4
Digital Literacy Course or demonstrated competency 30-3
Required Technical Elective Courses
Select at least 28 credit hours of the following 12 options:28
Fundamentals of Scientific Communication
Nucleic Acid Methods
Bioinformatics I
Bioinformatics II
Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology
Cell Culture and Function
Immunological Methods
Protein Bioseparation Methods
Independent Investigation in Biotechnology 4
Biotechnology Learning Laboratory
Cooperative Education: (Topic)
Course approved by the program coordinator
Technical Support Courses
Select at least 4 credit hours within Natural Sciences and Mathematics, usually courses with prefixes ANA, BIO, BTN, CHE, EST, GLY, MA, MAT, PGY, PHY, STA or any course approved by the program coordinator. BTN courses not used to satisfy Technical Electives may be used to satisfy Technical Support.4
Total Credits60-64

Science requirement may be satisfied by:

  • One semester of college biology with lab, or
  • One semester of college chemistry with lab, or
  • Course approved by the program coordinator.

Assessment score above the KCTCS transitional course placement level or completion of transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099).


Digital literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by successfully completing a digital literacy course.


Students are strongly encouraged to gain hands-on experience by enrolling in BTN 295 Independent Investigation in Biotechnology (1-3 credit hours), BTN 298 Biotechnology Learning Laboratory (1-8 credit hours) or COE 199 Cooperative Education: (Topic) (1-8 credit hours), to reinforce technical skills learned in the classroom.