Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences
The diversity of the biosciences field provides a wealth of employment opportunities for highly-skilled workers. Technicians have opportunities in the areas of research and development, quality control and assurance, manufacturing, agriculture and many other areas. Opportunities will remain strong, as a result of continued advancements in health care and technology, and increase in development of biofuels, enhanced agricultural research, and ongoing vaccine and threat detection for homeland security.
- Students planning to transfer to a 4-year College or University should complete a(n) AS degree at GCC.
- Students planning to transfer to ASU may refer to the appropriate Maricopa-ASU Partnership Program (MAPP) below for guidance in selecting courses towards their AS degree.
- Students may also fulfill course work towards a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Molecular Biosciences/Biotechnology from ASU. Please consult an advisor or the Arizona Course Equivalency Guide to determine which GCC courses are equivalent to the ones listed on this checklist, including CHM 151/LL, CHM 152/LL, CHM 235/235LL, CHM 236/LL, PHY111, and PHY 112, along with courses to fulfill the General Education requirements for an AS degree.
- Students completing their AAS may transfer those credits towards a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology Research from ASU West.
Please see an advisor for more information.
General Program Information
The Biotechnology & Molecular Biosciences program trains technicians to work in research and development, bio-manufacturing, and the drug-discovery and testing areas of biotechnology. The exposure to an academic environment that simulates the contemporary biotechnological workplace, inclusive of analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, will for a strong technical foundation sought by employers. The successful completion of the program will also provide the educational foundation for those wishing to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry, clinical laboratory medicine, forensics or environmental testing laboratories.
For more information please visit the Biology department page.
- health care organizations
- research facilities
- pharmaceutical companies
- manufacturing companies
- federal, state and local governments
- agriculture companies
- biofuel companies
- laboratory assistant
- laboratory technician
- research associate
- research assistant
- biological technician
- chemical technician
- medical and clinical laboratory technician
- environmental science technician
- science technician