Wednesday – January 16, 2019

Associate in Science: Biotechnology Track (2017-2018)

Associate Degree
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 20-800-2.B


For Information: 414-297-6584
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200

Overview — This program explores the history of molecular biology, current applications in biotechnology, and teaches students basic and advanced molecular biology laboratory techniques and practices.

Students will learn practical skills to work with nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins. The state-of-the-art teaching methods with the laboratory experience will prepare students to further their careers and education in biotechnology. 


Academic Requirements — Successful completion of this degree requires a grade-point average of 2.0 (C) or higher with 25% of the credits taken at MATC.


Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Collaborate with others
  • Respect diversity
  • Demonstrate responsibility
  • Think critically and creatively
  • Utilize technology
  • Apply math and science
  • Demonstrate environmental responsibility
  • Embrace change


Admission Requirements  — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment


Start Dates: August/January

Sixteen week terms.

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 


ENGLISH - Six Credits Required



Two required courses, three credits each:




English 1 






English 2 



SPEECH - Three Credits Required





Elements of Speech




(or) SPEECH-203 Interpersonal Communication




(or) SPEECH-206 Intercultural Communication



HUMANITIES - Six Credits Required



Select six credits from 200-level courses in the humanities (such as
English, music, art, foreign language, speech). Examples: SPEECH-212, FLANG-214.

Three credits must be in 200-level fine arts courses. Examples: MUSIC-205, ART-201.

Three credits must be in 200-level diversity/ethnic studies courses. Examples: SOCSCI-217, SOCSCI-224 or SOCSCI-241.




SOCIAL SCIENCES - Six Credits Required



Select six credits from 200-level courses.

Any 200-level ECON course (or) 200-level HIST course.



WORLD/FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Four Credits Required



This requirement may be waived if student has successfully completed four high school semesters of the same foreign language with a grade of C or higher; the four waived credits must be made up by another 200-level course.
Students may earn retroactive credit and credit by exam. 
Strongly recommended: Take two semesters of the same language if not already taken in high school. 



NATURAL SCIENCES - 24 Credits Required


NATSCI-227   Biotechnlogy Research ‡
NATSCI-236   Principles of Biology ‡
NATSCI-237   Introduction to Biotechnology ‡
NATSCI-238   Molecular Biology ‡ 
NATSCI-239   Cell Biology ‡
NATSCI-290   Biotechnology Seminar ‡



CHEMISTRY - Five Credits Required

NATSCI-211    Chemistry 1 ‡
  (or) NATSCI-186 Introductory Biochemistry ‡
  (or) NATSCI-208 Survey of Biochemistry ‡


MATHEMATICS - Five Credits Required                                                

MATH-231      Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 



PHYSICAL EDUCATION - One Credit Required                             


Select any 200-level PHYED course


ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES - Four Credits Required                           


NATSCI-197   Microbiology ‡ 
  (or) NATSCI-208 Survey of Biochemistry ‡  (or) NATSCI-221 College Physics 1 ‡


‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Page updated October 2017.