Biotechnology Laboratory Sciences
Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Biotechnology Laboratory Sciences Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in one of the hottest emerging fields today. This degree can be completed in as little as two years.
Biotechnology technicians assist in laboratory experiments and research for genetic modification used to create useful products for medicine, food, agriculture and alternative energy sources. Through this Valencia College program, you'll learn the fundamentals of biotechnology while gaining hands-on experience through lab work and internship experience. The program emphasizes broad biology and chemistry concepts, basic microbiology, algebraic and statistical analysis, biohazard and safety procedures and core biotechnical laboratory techniques. College-level math is required.
Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Coureses and Details
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Biotechnology Laboratory Internship Program
Employers increasingly want to see related work experience in college graduates they hire. Working with industry-leading biotechnology partners, your internship will provide you with a valuable understanding of the field while creating a pathway to a rewarding career.
Alternative Ways To Earn Credit
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2 years (full-time)
3 to 4 years (part-time)
You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor's.
Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.
Learn How To
- Understand the biochemical properties of DNA, RNA and describe the PCR steps
- Perform techniques relevant to biotechnology
- Follow and demonstrate proper lab safety and documentation
With the rapidly growing Medical City in Lake Nona, Orlando is rising as a national leader in biotechnology and medical research. There is an expected increase in demand for skilled biotechnology lab technicians to work within the many hospitals, research companies and universities planned to open in the area.
- Biological Technician
- Cell Culture Technician
- Research Assistant
- Laboratory Technician
- DNA Fingerprinter
- Quality Control Technician
- Bio-Manufacturing Assistant
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$28,000 - $38,000
The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.
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