Biotechnology

A highly marketable biotech degree is your ticket to enter the workforce directly or to transfer to a four-year college or university with hands-on training in PCR, electrophoresis, high performance liquid chromatography, western blots, cell and tissue culture and gene sequencing. You’ll be trained in standard operating procedures, general manufacturing processes, record-keeping and lab safety in small classes by highly qualified faculty who provide career guidance. Along with exceptional lab facilities, you’ll have practical learning experiences and networking opportunities with local industry partners.

Many program courses can be applied to the associate of science – general or the associate of science – biology degree.

Work in many areas, including

  • bioenergy
  • environmental testing
  • food science/processing
  • manufacturing
  • medical research
  • pharmaceuticals

Prepare for a career as a(n)

  • undergraduate research assistant
  • entry-level lab technician
  • entry-level research technician
  • quality control technician
  • entry-level manufacturing technician

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
BIO141
General Biology I (lab)
MTH125
College Algebra
BST130
Biotechnology Seminar I
BST120
Introduction to Biotechnology
BST121
Basic Biotechnology Methods (lab)
ENG124
College Composition
CHM141
General Chemistry I (lab)
BST122
Advanced Biotechnology Methods (lab)
BST240
Bioinformatics
MTH124
Statistics
SCI273
Special Topics in Science
BIO241
General Genetics (lab)
CHM142
General Chemistry II (lab)
BST221
Cell & Tissue Culture (lab)
BST225
Biotechnology Instrumentation (lab)
BST222
Cellular & Subcellular Separations (lab)
PHL122
Ethics
BST250
Bioprocesses and Manufacturing (lab)
BIO242
Cell and Molecular Biology (lab)
Biology Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 62

  • Associate of science in biotechnology

The Biotechnology Career Enhancement Certificate gives you foundational skills for the biotech field and benefits you whether you’re just starting out or already have a bachelor’s degree but would like more hands-on experience for the job market.

The certificate is stackable toward the associate degree in biotechnology and gives you the skills you need to secure a summer internship.

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  • Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society