Biotechnology Articulation Agreement with Wilmington College

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Wilmington College and Southern State Community College have partnered to increase access and affordability to a four-year college education by establishing a Biotechnology Transfer Pathway for students interested in biotechnology.

Students can spend two years taking courses at Southern State's North Campus in Wilmington that can seamlessly transfer into a bachelor's degree program at Wilmington College – with an opportunity to reside on WC's campus all four years and SAVE BIG on college costs!

Earn Your Associates of Applied Science and be a part of a Thriving Student Life!

Tuition ComparisonWilmington College and Southern State Community College have teamed up to make your educational experience affordable and convenient. We have partnered together to offer students an opportunity to study in a growing academic area as well as have the campus experience!

Students interested in the science field have the opportunity to study Bio-Technology at Southern State Community College and live On-Campus at Wilmington College! This opens the door for students to save money and still have the college experience.

Wilmington College and Southern State Community College are partners in education. Once students complete their Associates of Applied Science Degree they can seamlessly transfer to Wilmington College to complete their Bachelorís Degree.

What is Bio-Technology?

Bio-Technology and Laboratory Science is a program focused on using principles of biology and technology to solve scientific issues.

It is a growing industry that implements the use of living systems and organisms advance technology in agriculture, food production, and forensics, pharmaceutical and medical fields

Going beyond the classroom:

Bio-Technology can lead to career opportunities in healthcare, food productions, forensics, and agriculture. According to the Bureau of Labor Statics employment in these fields along with other biotechnology fields has the potential to grow by 10% by the year 2022.

Wilmington College has been named among the Top 10 Ohio schools with the best lifetime return on investment by The study ranked schools that deliver "a high-quality education with consistent, long-term payoffs in the workplace".

Pathway to Completion:

First Semester at SSCC

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 1101 Principles of Biology I 5
BTNL 1110 Intro to Biotechnology & Lab Science 4
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 1141 College Algebra 3

Second Semester at SSCC

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 1102 Principles of Biology II 5
BTNL 1120 Biotechnology & Lab Science of Agriculture and Aquaculture 4
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
PHIL 1107 Ethics 3

Third Semester at SSCC

Course # Course Title Credits
CHEM 1120 Intro to Chemistry 5
BTNL 2210 Biotechnology & Lab Science of Microorganisms 4
BIOL 2210 Microbiology 4
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3

Fourth Semester at SSCC

Course # Course Title Credits
BTNL 2220 Advanced Biotechnology & Lab Science 4
CHEM 1124 Elem. Organic Chemistry 4
ENGL 2205 Technical Report Writing 3
SOCI 1199 Genographic Project 2
BTNL 2225 Historical, Ethical, Legal, Social, & Economic
Issues of Biotechnology & Laboratory Science


Course # Course Title Credits
BTNL 1199 Seminar (Elective) 1-6
BTNL 2280 Biotechnology and Lab Science Work Experience (elective) 1-6
Program Total: 61

While at Southern state students are expected to complete course work with a C- or better.

Pathway to Wilmington College

While at Wilmington College students will complete the following course work with a grade of C- or better PLUS complete all Wilmington College General Education and Graduation Requirements. Once completed students will receive a Bachelorís of Science Degree.

Wilmington College Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
MT131 Statistics for Science Students 4
BI130 Freshman Seminar in Biology 1
BI493 Biology Research Experience 4
Minimum of 16 Credit Hours from the Following:
BI333 Plant Biology 4
BI338 Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BI340 Animal Physiology 4
BI343 Microbiology and Immunology *May not be takes if student has completed BIOL2210 at SSCC. 4
BI349 Parasitology 4
BI346 Genetics 4
BI431 Biochemistry I 4
BI434 Biochemistry II: Molecular Biology 4
BI494 Biology Research Practicum 2-4

Students will complete an assessment exam in the year of graduation. This exam is a component of the Biology Department assessment program. No minimum score is required for graduation.

Living at Wilmington College

Wilmington Student LifeAt Wilmington, your education occurs not only in the classroom, but campus-wide and beyond. This is accomplished through encouraging academic internships, involvement in co-curricular activities and other opportunities for leadership development and personal growth.

Student Life at Wilmington College

Meet new people, learn a lot, and leave with some of the best memories of your life.

The Student Life division has two primary missions: first, to support the academic mission of the College by fostering a community atmosphere that cultivates success while offering co-curricular opportunities that complement the classroom. Second, to implement programs to create experiences that promote student involvement, personal growth and development, and integrity. We embrace the differences that make us individuals while celebrating the traditions that make us a community.

Student Life at WC

Housing and Residence Life at Wilmington College

The Housing and Residence Life Office is located in Pyle Center and is staffed from 8 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The residence halls at Wilmington are more than just places to sleep and to study. They are living-learning environments that promote individual growth and development.

Living at WC

Biotechnology Associates Degree from Wilmington College

Biotechnology is a growing industry that implements the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products. By using principles of biology and technology in the lab to solve scientific issues, this branch of science is used to advance technology in the agriculture, food production, forensic, pharmaceutical and medical fields, and more!

Learn More About Biotechnology at WC

How To Become A Student

Ready to enroll?
Apply for admission by accessing the Southern State Community College Online Application Form.

Paying for college?
Applying for financial aid has never been easier. Visit Financial Aid and follow the necessary steps to see what you quality for.

Learn More About The Program!

Call us today! The friendly staff members at Southern State Community College and Wilmington College are ready to answer all the questions you may have about participating in our Biotechnology Transfer Pathway. We will assist you every step of the way!