Associate Degrees in Biotechnology

An associate degree in biotechnology typically takes two years to complete and serves as an introduction to entry-level scientific careers or as a springboard to obtaining a future bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences. What is an associate degree in biotechnology? This degree program typically combines biology and technology courses to equip students with the knowledge ne… Read more

An associate degree in biotechnology typically takes two years to complete and serves as an introduction to entry-level scientific careers or as a springboard to obtaining a future bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences.

What is an associate degree in biotechnology? This degree program typically combines biology and technology courses to equip students with the knowledge needed to solve biological, chemical and environmental problems. Students often learn the foundations of cells and molecules by taking courses in microbiology, bioinformatics, chemistry and genetics, and apply this knowledge by learning how to manipulate living organisms to improve or develop products. Many programs offer internship opportunities that allow students to gain valuable laboratory experience.

An associate degree in biotechnology generally equips students with the knowledge to conduct experiments, properly use laboratory equipment, run tests and analyze data. Working in teams enhances the problem solving and communication skills necessary to work alongside professional scientists and industry experts.

The cost of obtaining an associate degree in biotechnology depends on the school, its location and program popularity. Interested students can contact the admission office of an institution or research their website to learn about the specific costs involved.

Graduates can expect to be qualified for a wide variety of industries. Many enter the medical, pharmaceutical, food or agricultural fields as a biotechnician, process technician or lab assistant. Employment typically starts off as entry-level with opportunities for advancement. Tasks range from routine equipment management to assisting in experiments and product development. An education in biotechnology gives graduates the opportunity to specialize in a number of cutting-edge science and technology industries, offering them the opportunity to work with genomes or create life-saving medication.

Part-time and online options for this degree may be available. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon
Levis, Canada

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Associate Degree
Full-time
3 years
French
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, USA

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Associate Degree
Full-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Jamestown Community College
Jamestown, USA +3 More

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Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 

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