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The North Central State College catalog is neither a contract nor an offer to contract. North Central State College reserves the right to make changes in any material contained herein as deemed necessary without notice.
BIOL 1050 - Principle of Biology 3.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours; 2 Lab Hours This course is designed as an introduction to biology for non-majors. The course will provide the fundamentals of biology for students as an introduction to further college biology courses. The course will introduce students to the diversity, structure, and interdependence of living organisms with one another and the environment. Students will meet two lecture hours and two lab hours per week. Course Syllabus
BIOL 1070 - Lifetime Wellness 3.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours This course examines the application of the components that contribute to the concepts of total body wellness, physical fitness, cardiovascular disease, cancer, disease prevention, addictive behaviors, and sexually transmitted infections. The course provides a comprehensive review of variables that affect our health and explores topics faced daily from fad diets to environmental health to relationships. The student will have an understanding of processes that move toward optimal health and vitality. The course emphasizes individual responsibility for well-being through the practice of self-assessment of the cardio-respiratory system, weight control, physical fitness, personal stress, and the adoption of health-promotion of lifestyle behaviors. Day - Sp Course Syllabus
BIOL 1101 - Nutrition 2.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours BIOL 1101 is an introductory course to the principles of nutrition and its relationship to health. Included are practical applications in daily life as well as nutritional assessments of individuals. Emphasis is on essential nutrients, their supply and function, as related to an individual's well-being. Health promotion and chronic disease are explored in relation to today's society. Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp Course Syllabus
BIOL 1230 - Biology I 4.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours; 3.0 Lab Hours This course is an introduction to biology for bioscience majors and students planning to transfer to four year institutions. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including the scientific method, structure and chemical properties of cells. The course will introduce students to biochemical pathways, bioenergetics, and basic concepts of genetics, heredity and homeostasis. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Compass reading score of 80 & writing of 81; or successful completion of READ0080 & WRIT0090. MATH0074 minimum grade of C required or Compass score of 61 or higher & an Algebra score 31 or higher. Course Syllabus
BIOL 1231 - Biology II 4.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours; 3.0 Lab Hours This course is continuation of BIOL 1230 Biology I. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including evolution, classification, ecosystems, similarities and differences, among plants, animals and microorganisms in form and function. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-1230 Course Syllabus
BIOL 1550 - Microbiology 3.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours; 2 Lab Hours This course is designed for allied health and nursing majors. It explores the major groups of microorganisms and the role they play in the environment and in disease. The host-parasite relationship, human immunity to disease, epidemiology, and the control of microorganisms are also addressed. Laboratory exercises provide the student with the basic techniques of microbial identification, microscopy, sterile technique, and basic infection control. Day - F, Sp Evening - F Course Syllabus
BIOL 1710 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours; 2.0 Lab Hours; 2 Lab Hours This course is an introductory study of life processes and biological principles. Special reference to the human organism is used in describing the nature of life-sustaining functions. Cellular function and the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems are introduced. Laboratory experiences are designed to supplement the lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, specimen dissection, cadaver study and physiological experiments. Day - Sp, Su Course Syllabus
BIOL 1730 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours; 3 Lab Hours This course presents the basic terms and concepts that deal with the structure and processes of the human body. It involves examination of the body as a whole, the cell, and tissues. The basic structure and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems are presented. Laboratory exercises enhance and support the lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. Day - F, Sp Evening - F, Sp Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all required remedial coursework in reading (READ0080 or minimum COMPASS Reading score of 80), writing (WRIT0090 or a minimum ACT English sub-score of 18 or minimum COMPASS Writing score of 69 and a minimum eWrite score of 6). Course Syllabus
BIOL 2751 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours; 3 Lab Hours This course is an in-depth study of the principles of human anatomy and physiology. It includes the study of structure and function of the body as a whole and study of cell biology, histology, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, and nervous systems plus the special senses. Laboratory exercises are designed to supplement lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, cat and specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. Day - F Evening - F Prerequisite(s): High school chemistry with minimum C minus (C-) grade or CHEM1010 with minimum C minus (C-) grade; and successful completion of all required remedial coursework in reading (READ0080 or minimum COMPASS Reading score of 80), writing (WRIT0090 or a minimum ACT English sub-score of 18 or minimum COMPASS Writing score of 69 and a minimum eWrite score of 6), and math (MATH0074 or a minimum ACT Math sub-score of 21 or minimum COMPASS Algebra score of 31) If the student has completed BIO121 and BIO122 OR BIOL1730 with a minimum C grade then the student is not required to have high school Chemistry or CHEM 1010. Course Syllabus
BIOL 2752 - Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours; 3 Lab Hours This course is a continuation of BIOL 2751. It includes the study of structure and function of blood and the cardiovascular, lymphatic/immunity, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory exercises are designed to supplement lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, cat and specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. Day - Sp Evening - Sp Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-2751; Minimum Grade C- Course Syllabus
BIOS 1010 - Introduction to Bioscience Lab Technique 4.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours; 4 Lab Hours Introduction to Bioscience Lab Techniques is designed to give students an introduction to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology. Students develop basic laboratory skills by the examination of the various instruments and methods of analysis used in the laboratory today. It will begin with general safety procedures utilized in every lab, and cover more specific issues relating to certain analytical protocol. Critical thinking and communication skills currently used in the biotechnology industry will begin in this course and continue throughout the program. Through reading assignments, laboratory work, and workplace experiences, students will explore and evaluate career opportunities in the field of biotechnology. Prerequisite(s): Take MATH-0074 Course Syllabus
BIOS 1030 - Environmental Science 4.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours; 3 Lab Hours Environmental Biotechnology is designed to give students an introduction to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of environmental biotechnology. Students develop laboratory skills, critical thinking, and communication skills currently used in the industry. Topics covered will include environmental pollution monitoring, sewage treatment including domestic, agricultural, and industrial waste, bioremediation, biofuels, other clean biotechnology techniques, laboratory work, and workplace experiences via off-site tours. Course Syllabus
BIOS 1210 - Histology 4.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours; 4 Lab Hours This course is designed for students who are interested in medicine and human or animal biology. The goal of this course is to introduce students to tissues that make up organs and the basic design of each of the major organs. Students will identify tissues using photographs, microscope slides, photographic slides, videotapes, and the internet (histology sites). In addition, fundamental histological techniques important to the preparation of microscope slides will be included in this course. Students will learn how to prepare tissues, embed tissues, use a microtome, and stain differentially as an aid to the identification of tissues. Finally, students will prepare slides of various tissues. Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-2751, CHEM-1030, BIOS-1010, BIOS-1030; Course Syllabus
BIOS 1250 - Pharmaceutical & Toxicology Bioscience 5.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours; 4 Lab Hours The overall organization of the course is grouped into three sections: Part I (Introduction), Part II (Methodologies), and Part III (Analysis). Parts I and II comprise approximately one-half the course and Part III the remaining half. This course is based on lectures, labs, project assignments, and is to help the student (1) understand the various techniques in biotechnology, their applications in the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, and biomedical research; (2) gain knowledge in some of the physicochemical properties, pharmacology and the formulation of commonly used biopharmaceuticals; and (3) understand the principles of the mechanism of some biotechnologically derived diagnostic aids/tests. Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-1010, BIOS-1030; Course Syllabus
BIOS 2410 - Advance Bioscience Techniques 4.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours; 4 Lab Hours This course will examine the advanced instruments and methods of analysis used in the laboratory today. The course will review general safety procedures and protocols utilized in the laboratory. The course will include a comprehensive review of advanced bioscience laboratory techniques utilized in the field today to include indications, process, advantages, disadvantages, analytical protocols, and performing specific laboratory techniques. Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-1210, BIOS-1250; Course Syllabus
BIOS 2430 - Agricultural Bioscience 5.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours; 4 Lab Hours This module is required for all students in the major "Bioscience." This module is an overview of methods and applications of modern agricultural biotechnology. Molecular techniques specific to genetic-engineering and their analysis will be discussed in this course. It is based on lectures, research and lab. This course contains five parts: the basic science of gene and gene manipulation; valuable genes for agricultural biology, applications of molecular technologies to plant, animal and nutritional scientific research. We will address gene therapy as well as the ethical, legal and social implications of advances in biotechnology. We will discuss governmental regulation of food, drugs, and biotechnology itself. Biotechnology has been used in food production for thousands of years (e.g. brewing, yogurt, pickling, etc.). The new biotechnology has a high potential in food production and processing. This course will cover the applications of new biotechnology in food production or processing. Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-1210, BIOS-1250; Course Syllabus
BIOS 2510 - Forensic Bioscience 4.0 Credits; 2.0 Lecture Hours; 4 Lab Hours This course contains three major parts: forensic DNA, extraction techniques and various techniques that apply to the forensic bioscience field. This course examines the way bioscience interacts with and influences forensics. Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-2410, BIOS-2430; Course Syllabus
BIOS 2530 - Genetics 4.0 Credits; 3.0 Lecture Hours; 3.0 Lab Hours During this course we will discusses the principles of genetics with application to the study of biological function at the level of molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, including humans. The topics include: structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes, biological variation resulting from recombination, mutation, and selection, population genetics, use of genetic methods to analyze protein function, gene regulation and inherited disease. Course Syllabus
BIOS 2590 - Bioscience Internship/Seminar 2.0 Credits; 1.0 Seminar Hours; 7.0 Practicum Hours This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience within the bioscience field. This course involves placement of the student in an actual work environment that will integrate the student's knowledge and laboratory skills acquired within the core coursework of the bioscience program. The student will complete 32 hours of fieldwork experience at the placement site for 12 weeks. This work experience provides the foundation for developing the student into a competent bioscience laboratory technician. As part of this course the student will return to campus and attend a seminar offered concurrently with the fieldwork learning. The purpose of the seminar is to critique the experiences of the student in the facility. Specifically, the seminar will focus on self-understanding, understanding of the work setting, and the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to being an effective bio-technician. Prerequisite(s): Take BIOS-2410, BIOS-2430; Course Syllabus

 

 

 

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