Introduction to Biotechnology (Spring Term Only)
2 Credit Hours

Course Description
An introductory course focusing on the fields of biotechnology, biofuels technology, and renewable sources of energy. Topics will include an introduction to employment opportunities in the field of biotechnology, basic biology, and biochemistry, lab math skills and an introduction to equipment used in biotechnology. There will also be a brief introduction to the production and refining of biofuels. Prerequisite and/or co-requisites: One semester high school biology and chemistry. May be taken concurrently with BPT-163 Introduction to Biotechnology Lab.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Instructor: Stephanie Luhmann

E-mail: luhmann@iowacentral.edu