Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program - Associate in Biology DTA/MRP
Fall, Winter, Spring
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If you enjoy science and are curious about how living things work, consider studying biology.
In this program, you’ll learn about life on Earth and how it forms, functions, evolves and interacts. Courses explore topics like evolution, genetics and the cellular process in microorganisms, plants and animals. You’ll also learn about the scientific method and gain hands-on experiences in the lab. Most of our biology students continue their education by transferring to a four-year college or university at a junior standing.
Whether you want a career in science education, zoology, botany, wildlife, ecology, microbiology or biotechnology—or you plan to apply your biology degree toward a future in medicine, nursing or other allied health profession—this program is an excellent start.
SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. No matter what level of math you’re starting with, we will support you along your journey. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. We have a place for you!
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the Associate in Biology DTA/MRP.
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Biology AA-DTA/MRP map
Total Credits: 90
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see the requirements for the AA-DTA/MRP in Biology, click here, then scroll down to Direct Transfer Agreements/Major Related Programs and click on the Associate in Biology DTA/MRP.
Vicki was born and raised on a large commercial farm in Napa, California. She was able to combine her farm knowledge and love of science when she studied at California State Polytechnical Institute in San Luis Obispo with a major in Dairy Science. She has worked in the SFCC Admissions & Registration office for 20 years. During this time, she had the opportunity to serve students from application to completion and beyond.
Vicki joined the Computing, Math, and Science Division as a Guided Pathway Specialist in 2022. She is passionate about STEM, pathways and dedicated to helping students achieve their goals by meeting them where they are.
When off-campus, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and reading. She is proud of her 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law who attended CCS.
Janae graduated with a biology education degree from Washington State University in 2011. To explore more about the science world, she enrolled in a Masters program at WSU. While Janae is forever grateful for the lab experience, her thoughts were always with the students she was working with and thus her love for education was confirmed. Janae earned her Masters in Bioinformatics in 2014 and started as a lab technician at SFCC in 2015. She moved up to Director of MESA in 2018 and strives to grow the inner professional in all students.
Amy Gray spent much of her childhood reading in trees, flipping over logs to look for beetles, and annoying her mother by stuffing her pockets with rocks, mosses and lichens and failing to remove them before Laundry Day. She had a long career in food, wine, and coffee before returning to school as a non-traditional student (academic code for "older than usual"). It was at Spokane Falls Community College that she rediscovered her passion for the sciences, which began an academic exploration into botany, entomology, mycology, and microbiology. She completed a four-year degree in Biology at Eastern Washington University, and then a Master of Science in Biology (emphasis: molecular biology) at the same institution.
Her current passions are connecting undergraduates with hands-on research opportunities, science outreach with the public, and spending time in the woods with her own budding young scientist and husky mutt.
Dr. Pearson earned her A.A.S. at SFCC and her B.S. in Biology from Eastern Washington University. Her research interests in plant and fungal interactions led Dr. Pearson to earn her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she conducted research in the field and in the lab.
Scott is an ecologist interested in the effects of landscape changes on aquatic systems and the biological characteristics that influence the ability of these systems to respond to environmental change. He is the primary advisor for students interested in studying environmental science, and currently teaches courses in environmental science, microbiology, and oceanography.
As a graduate student at Portland State University, Scott studied the effect of microbial food chains on the breakdown of toxic chemicals. He continued his education as a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University, developing methods to assess the effects of environmental change on biological communities in streams and rivers. These methods have been applied to help inform environmental management in Michigan and in California, where he worked as a postdoctoral scholar and visiting researcher at The University of California, Santa Cruz. While at UCSC, Scott examined the effects of land use on stream and river systems entering Monterey Bay on the central California coast.
When not helping students succeed in science, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing, and photography.
Mukti teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Human Nutrition at Spokane Falls Community College. She completed her undergraduate studies (BS in Biotechnology, Zoology, and Chemistry and a Post Graduate Diploma in Chemical Analysis) at Osmania University in India. She moved to the United States in 2007 and got an MS in Biological Sciences from Eastern Washington University. She is currently working on getting a Ph.D. in Math and Science Education from Washington State University. She loves teaching sciences to students who are interested in a career in Nursing, Medicine, or allied healthcare fields. When not working Mukti loves to ride horses and hike. She is an animal lover and currently has 2 dogs, a toad, and a frog.
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