Howard Community CollegeOnline Cataloguehcc catalogue '11-'12
 
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hcc catalogue '11-'12




Science, Engineering, and Technology - Programs of Study

Bioinformatics
A.A. Degree (Transfer) An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 202
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.
This curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics. This area of study melds the fields of biological sciences and technology so that data, its discovery, manipulation, storage, and extension can be accomplished. The emphasis is on the use and handling of data. Technical development will include basic knowledge of programming languages, databases, and Internet. Graduates would find careers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Students should be familiar with the curriculum requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.  This area of study concentrates on general studies, biological foundations, and computer science.
GENERAL EDUCATION CORECredits
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts &
 Literature1Humanities Core Course (see p. 62)
Arts Core Course (see p. 62)
Literature Core Course (see p. 61)9-11
Social Sciences2Social and Behavioral Sciences Core
Courses (see p. 63)6
ScienceBIOL-101 General Biology I4
CHEM-101 General Inorganic
Chemistry I
4
MathematicsMATH-181 Calculus I or higher4
InterdisciplinaryCMSY-129 Principles of the Internet3
REQUIRED COURSES RELATED TO MAJOR
BFMT-200Bioinformatics3
BIOL-201Genetics3
BIOL-202Genetics Lab1
BIOL-205Cell Biology4
CHEM-102 General Inorganic Chemistry II4
CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I4
CMSY-103Beginning Databases1
CMSY-141Computer Science I4
CMSY-249Introduction to Perl3
60-62
1 One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
2 One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

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 
Biomechanical 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 
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 
Photonics - PHOT
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 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST