Marion Technical College and North Central State College have entered into a partnership in order to offer an associate degree in Bioscience Technology to MTC students. This consortium allows MTC students to take general education courses at MTC, and a blend of bioscience technology courses from North Central State College.
Bioscience is one of the newest areas of interest in the medical, agricultural, manufacturing and criminal justice fields. This broad-based program will give you the basic knowledge required by the versatile careers available, as well as the processes, techniques and safety issues required in the lab. Bioscience covers a wide selection of scientific disciplines that covers living organisms from the smallest living organisms to the largest. Scientists involved in this area seek to improve chemical process and organisms.
According to Regional Job Projections, (within 45 miles of Mansfield), employment of bioscience technicians in the region is expected to grow at 7 percent or approximately 54 new jobs through 2016.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students in the Bioscience Technology program will learn to…
- Utilize scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology;
- Demonstrate the ability to use various instruments and methods of analysis;
- Utilize appropriate safety procedures in every laboratory and the related analytical protocol;
- Apply laboratory research techniques to environmental pollution monitoring, sewage treatment, agricultural, industrial waste, and biofuels;
- Identify tissue using photographs, microscope slides, videotapes, and internet histology sites;
- Demonstrate fundamental histology techniques of preparation of tissue, embed tissues, use a microtome, and staining of tissue as a method for identification;
- Understand the various techniques in the applications of manufacturing biopharmaceuticals and biomedical research;
- General understanding of agricultural molecular techniques in genetic-engineering, basic science of gene and gene manipulation;
- Apply techniques in the area of forensic DNA extraction and how bioscience interacts with forensics.
To apply for acceptance into the Bioscience Technology Program, your application file should contain the following:
- Complete North Central State College Application for Admission
- American College Test (ACT) scores with a minimum composite score of 18, or successful completion of college-level required program courses with a minimum accumulative grade point
average of 2.5 or better.
- Successful completion of the ACT or Basic Skills Assessment (COMPASS) in reading, writing, and mathematics (algebra).
- Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
- A minimum 2.5 accumulative grade point average (GPA) in high school or college-level courses (whichever is most recent).
- Completed Bioscience Technology application.
- Completion of successful criminal background check.