The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.

Course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics, and technical communications. The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve in three distinct capacities: research assistant to a biologist or chemist, laboratory technician/instrumentation technician, and quality control/quality assurance technician.

Graduates should be qualified for employment in various areas of industry and government, including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.

This program focuses on the application of the biological sciences, biochemistry, and genetics to the preparation of new and enhanced agricultural, environmental, clinical, and industrial products, including the commercial exploitation of microbes, plants, and animals. Potential course work includes instruction in general biology, general and organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, genetics, and cellular biology.

Host and Supporting Colleges

A list of Primary Colleges offering the Program with Supporting Colleges below each. Typically, it is required to complete some aspect of the Program at the Primary College.

Alamance Community College awards the credential in collaboration with:

  • Guilford Technical Community College

Pitt Community College awards the credential in collaboration with:

  • Craven Community College
  • Edgecombe Community College
  • James Sprunt Community College
  • Martin Community College
  • Nash Community College
  • Pamlico Community College
  • Roanoke-Chowan Community College