Catalog 2019-2020 
    Feb 25, 2021  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Biology, Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP)

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Program Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

The Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Associate Degree in Biology at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) prepares students to transfer to a four-year university and complete bachelor’s degree majors in Biology, in other life sciences, or in many health-related fields. LWTech’s Biology DTA is part of an agreement between baccalaureate institutions offering bachelor’s degrees in Biology or related fields and the community and technical college system. Baccalaureate institutions party to this degree program include Central Washington University (CWU); Eastern Washington University (EWU); The Evergreen State College; University of Washington Seattle, Washington State University Pullman; Western Washington University (WWU); Saint Martin’s University; Seattle University; and Whitworth University. This agreement meets all the requirements of Washington’s Direct Transfer Agreement degree program.

Biology DTA/MRP graduates will:

  • use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate the accuracy of data/information relative to the natural world
  • perform literature reviews and identify and locate appropriate resources to answer questions concerning living systems and basic chemistry
  • describe the concept of homeostasis as it applies to plants and animals, including humans
  • apply fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry starting with the molecular level to topics such as chemical bonding and interactions, measurements, equilibrium, kinetics, reactions, electrochemistry, acid base, and states of matter
  • apply basic concepts such as the diversity of life, molecular biology, evolutionary processes and patterns, homeostasis, pathophysiology, protein synthesis, gene structure and expression, photosynthesis, ecology, and the relationship between form and function to matters involving the anatomy and physiology of cells, plants, and animals, including humans
  • describe organic compounds and metabolism as they apply to living organisms
  • demonstrate critical thinking, intercultural appreciation, information literacy, communication and teamwork
  • meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

Recommended Course Sequence

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.

Total Program Credits: 90

View the Statewide Major Related Program (MRP) Agreement for this degree.

Elective Courses: Select 15 credits appropriate for intended major and intended baccalaureate institution. Suggestions include full year organic chemistry or physics sequence, math at the pre-calculus level and above, or statistics. The recommended course sequence above includes MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II  as an elective. If students have already completed that course or place directly into MATH& 151 Calculus I , a different course may be selected to earn the required 15 credits total.

Humanities Courses: Select 15 credits from at least two disciplines. No more than 10 credits allowed from any one discipline. No more than five credits in world language may apply to the Humanities requirement.

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