TEC - TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCE

TEC-145 Introduction to Quality Control

This course is designed to give students theoretical background and a working knowledge of Quality Control systems used in various Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Food and related industries. The course will include an introduction to the statistical methods used to implement Quality Control goals. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

TEC-150 Quality Control Biotechnology I

This course is designed to familiarize students with the instrumentation and methods commonly used to insure Quality Control in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Food and related industries. Students will become familiar with the safety standards, documentation methods, instrumentation and regulatory agencies that set the standards. Students will learn to evaluate processes for adherence to industry safety and quality standards and to maintain a laboratory notebook that meets FDA standards. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

TEC-180 Problem Solving using Technology

This course is a hands-on course using computers and graphic calculators to solve problems related to various industrial and engineering technologies. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

TEC-203 Work Based Learning for Science Technologists I

This course is designed to give students experience in on-the-job laboratory situations to which they can apply the lessons of their interdisciplinary, advanced laboratory-based science technology courses. Students in this course will be counseled by industry and faculty mentors. Laboratory [4.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

TEC-201

TEC-204 Work Based Learning for Science Technologists II

Work Based Learning for Science Technologies II is the second semester of Work Based Learning for Science Technologies designed to give students experience in on-the-job laboratory situations to which they can apply the lessons of their interdisciplinary, advanced laboratory-based science technology courses. Students in this course will be counseled by industry and faculty mentors. Laboratory [6.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

TEC-203

TEC-235 Procedure Writing

This course is designed to develop the students' ability to appreciate the significance of documentation in assuring product integrity. The student will learn to write basic procedures that conform to regulatory guidelines and to critique existing documentation for adequacy. The course will consist of taking a process such as the manufacture of a solution, and using Excel to develop the documentation required for product development, manufacture, safety, quality control, and non-conformance. Procedures will be peer evaluated in the laboratory for ease of comprehension and implementation and for adherence to industry safety and quality standards. Student SOPs will be approved and filed in accordance with FDA guidelines. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

TEC-145

TEC-240 Quality Control: Microbial Contamination

This course is designed to familiarize students with monitoring methods commonly used to prevent contamination and spoilage in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Food and related industries. Students will be introduced to the microbial world and become familiar with the biology of the common microbial contaminants. Students will learn the common laboratory procedures used to monitor microbial contamination. Students will learn the documentation methods, the contamination standards, for various devices and preparations and the regulatory agencies that set the standards. Students will learn how to adhere to industry safety and quality standards for microbial contamination and maintain a laboratory environment that meets FDA standards. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Corequisites

TEC-145

TEC-250 Quality Control Biotechnology II

This course is designed to familiarize students with the maintenance and operation of the instrumentation commonly used in the Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Food and related industries according to industry standards of quality control. Students will learn the basic principles and mechanics of the common instruments used to assess quality control, e.g. the pH meter, spectrophotometer, filtration instrumentation, centrifuges, HPLC etc. Students will learn to validate and maintain instrumentation and keep maintenance records. Students will learn to evaluate processes used in the laboratory for adherence to industry safety and quality standards and will maintain records that meet FDA standards. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

TEC-150