The ASC in Bio-Resources and Technology (Plant Biotechnology) will prepare students for careers in biotechnology and qualify them to transfer to bachelor of science degree programs. Knowledge in Plant Biotechnology will be an asset in the application of this technology to bioprocessing production systems, assuring a safe food supply and environment.
This certificate will consist of 26 credits. See course descriptions for prerequisites.
For more information, contact Inge White.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- Cultivate and maintain plant growth.
- Identify plants.
- Achieve fluency in asceptic culture.
- Perform biotech lab activities (genetic engineering, DNA analysis).
- Conduct pharmaceutical and neutraceutical research.
- Apply technology, management, and marketing skills to become a bioprocessing entrepreneur.
- Follow standard ethics and regulations of the biotech profession, biosafety, and intellectual property rights.
This Certificate consists of 26 credits. See course descriptions for prerequisites.
Required courses: (16 credits)
- BOT 101 - General Botany
or BIOL 171/171L - General Biology I and Lab
- BOT 160 Identification of Tropical Plants
or BOT 130 - Plants in the Hawaiian Environment
- BOT 210 - Phytobiotechnology (4 credits)
or BIOL 275/275L - Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab (4 credits total)
or BOT 205 - Ethnobotanical Pharmacognosy (4 credits)
- MICRO 130 - General Microbiology
- MICRO 140 - General Microbiology Lab
Electives: (10 credits)
- AG 149 - Plant Propagation (3)
- AG 152 - Orchid Culture (3)
- BIOL 275 - Cell and Molecular Biology (3)
- BIOL 275L - Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory (1)
- BOT 105 - Ethnobotany (3)
- BOT 130 - Plants in the Hawaiian Environment (4)
- BOT 199/299 - Independent Study or Summer Field Study Abroad (1-4)
- BOT 205 - Ethnobotanical Pharmacognosy (4)
- CHEM 151 - Elementary Survey of Chemistry (3)
or CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I
or CHEM 162 General Chemistry II
- CHEM 151L - Elementary Survey of Chemistry Lab (1)
or CHEM 161L - General Chemistry I Lab
or CHEM 162L General Chemistry II Lab
- CHEM 152 - Survey of Organic & Bio Organic Chemistry (3)
- CHEM 152L - Survey of Organic & Bio Organic Chemistry Lab (1)
- FSHN 185 - Human Nutrition (3)
- GIS 150 - Introduction to GIS/GPS (3)