Program Description:

The Biotechnology program at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) prepares students for transferring to higher education and employment in the biotech industry. SLCC offers a Biotechnology Associate of Science degree and a Certificate of Proficiency. Classes are offered in a competency-based education format. Curriculum outlines for the program and materials for additional courses are available to view separately. 

Course Description:

This 1-credit Advanced Molecular Methods course teaches students about quantitative PCR and mutagenesis. During the course, students conduct a scientific experiment using gene quantitation methods. Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Describe quantitative PCR.
  • Describe reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR.
  • Explain how gene quantitation is used to answer scientific questions.
  • Identify appropriate controls for quantitative PCR experiments.
  • Design primers for a quantitative PCR experiment.
  • Implement appropriate controls for a quantitative PCR experiment.
  • Quantify DNA via quantitative PCR.
  • Analyze data from a gene quantitation experiment. 

Course Contents:

Course materials include a course curriculum outline, syllabus, and a Canvas .imscc file. The 3-page syllabus includes a brief description about the course, prerequisites, grading, policies, and more. The 3-page course curriculum outline includes a rationale for action, the course learning outcome, and course outcomes mapped to SLCC college-wide learning outcomes. The .imscc file includes numerous folders and files from the Canvas course.  

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