the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the Germantown campus of
curriculum offers a wide variety of courses for Biology and Health Science
degree majors as well as general education courses for non-science
majors. Most courses have a laboratory component where students learn the
scientific process through hands-on exercises in our well-equipped labs.
Our courses for majors include Principles of Biology I and II, Human Anatomy
and Physiology I and II, Nutrition, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, and
Genetics. Non-science majors courses include General Biology, The Human
Body, and Environmental Biology.
offerings provide our students with broad exposure to classical as well as
cutting edge concepts and applications in biology. All courses are
designed with measurable outcomes to promote student success in future academic
and professional endeavors. For scheduling convenience, our courses are
offered in combinations of day, evening and, in some cases, weekend
formats. Please feel free to stop by and meet our dedicated faculty and
staff and to discuss your career goals. We are committed to your success.
of Chemistry at the Germantown Campus offers a number of different Chemistry
courses to meet your various requirements. Introductory Chemistry,
Chemistry 099, is a noncredit (for the purpose of tuition, students pay for 3
credits), non-lab course intended to prepare students for other chemistry
courses, like Chemistry 131. There is no chemistry prerequisite, and, in
fact, many people who take this course have had absolutely no chemistry of any
kind, ever. If you’re in that situation, then this is the course for
you. Principles of Chemistry I, CHEM131 (formerly CH101), requires either a satisfactory score on the Chemistry Placement Test
or satisfactory completion of CHEM099, and prepares the student for subsequent
courses like CHEM132 (formerly CH102). For those students in
science or pre-professional programs, we also offer two semesters of organic
chemistry, CHEM203 and CHEM204.
Biotechnology Program trains students for jobs in the biotech industry.
Entry-level workers are involved in laboratory work such as:
culture and upstream processing
production and isolation
isolation, PCR, RT-PCR and
Working in a regulatory environment following GXP (GLP and cGMP) requirements
or vaccine sterility testing
and developing diagnostic and therapeutic agents
a degree or certificate are designed to prepare students for
both academic achievement and successful employment in the biotechnology
Chemical and Biological Sciences Chair
Montgomery College - Germantown Campus
20200 Observation Dr.
Germantown, MD 20876