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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Science, Engineering, and Technology - Programs of Study

Bioprocessing Technology
A.A.S. Degree (Career)

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium

Frederick Community College Degree

The Bioprocessing Technology A.A.S. degree prepares individuals to work as process operators in biological products manufacturing facilities.  Students will combine basic science and communication skills, manufacturing technologies, and good manufacturing practices in the course of study.  Students will develop a strong basic science foundation with a sound understanding of the major technologies employed in the industry.  They will also develop collaborative and disciplined work ethics while consistently practicing problem-solving skills.  Upon successful completion of the program, individuals will possess the necessary skills to qualify for employment in a variety of bioprocessing industries.

CompositionENGL-121 English Composition3 
Humanities, Arts &   
 LiteratureSPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
 SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication3 
Social Sciences ANTH-105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
 GEOG-102 Elements of Cultural Geography
 SOCI-102 Social Problems3 
ScienceBIOL-101 General Biology I4 
 CHEM-101 General Inorganic Chemistry I4 
MathematicsMathematics Core Course (see p. 66)3-4 
InterdisciplinaryCMSY-129 Principles of the Internet3 
CHEM-102 General Inorganic Chemistry II4 
BIOL-107  Fundamentals of Microbiology
BIOL-200 Microbiology4 
PE/Health CourseAny course with a prefix of LFIT1 
Courses Offered at Frederick Community College 
BI 140Biotechnology and Society3 
BI 220Cell Biology and Tissue Culture4 
BPM 102Bioprocessing Environment3 
BPM 103Laboratory Techniques I1 
BPM 110Bioprocessing Measurements4 
BPM 214Techniques in Bioproduction4 
INTR 103Internship 
 OR (with program manager approval)
 200-level math or science course3 
Electives(Recommend BL-240, GL273, CH-201, CMSP-107,

Transfer Note: 
Frederick Community College has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A.S. in Bioprocessing Technology and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471.
Hood College–B.A. Biology
Stevenson University–B.S. Biotechnology
University of Maryland University College–B.T.P.S. Biotechnology or B.S. Laboratory Management
Students interested in pursuing a degree at HCC in addition to preparing for this area of study should see “Allied Health Programs” or “Mid-Maryland Allied Health Care Education Consortium” on pages 20-22 and also meet with an allied health advisor in the office of Admissions and Advising.

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST