Associate in Science
The Biotechnology Laboratory Technology program is an A.S. degree program which consists of classroom, laboratory and worksite instruction. The program prepares individuals for entry-level employment as Biotechnology Research Technician, Biotechnology Manufacturing Technician, and Cell Culture Technician by providing them with the following skills: make chemical reagents, perform biochemical analysis, use recombinant DNA techniques, culture bacteria or animal or plant cells, purify and/or characterize DNA and proteins, and collect and assess data. Students will also develop essential work skills such as professional behavior and appearance, dependability, ethics, follow directions, and team work.
This program includes on-site training with a Northeast Florida manufacturer or medical research center.
Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Biotechnology is a $500 billion per year industry. North Florida is home to dozens of companies involved in biolab technology or biomanufacturing. Your degree program readies you for entry-level positions as biotechnology research technicians, biotechnology manufacturing technicians or cell culture technicians.
Biotechnologists are employed as laboratory technicians by clinical research and pharmaceutical drug development laboratories such as Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, Pfizer and Vistakon. You also have great opportunities in forensic investigation, environmental improvement and protection, and agricultural product enhancement to feed an expanding global population.
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Total Credit Hours: 61