Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences

Program Overview

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.

University Transfer

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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.

Employers

  • health care organizations
  • research facilities
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • manufacturing companies
  • federal, state and local governments
  • agriculture companies
  • biofuel companies

Job Titles

  • biotechnologist
  • laboratory assistant
  • laboratory technician
  • research associate
  • research assistant
  • biological technician
  • chemical technician
  • medical and clinical laboratory technician
  • environmental science technician
  • science technician