Associate Degree in Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology Track
  • Forensic Science Track

student looking through microsope. Biotechnology programDo you enjoy science, research and technology? See yourself in a higher-paying career where you can really make a difference? Middlesex Community College is proud to offer a cutting-edge Biotechnology program that is affordable and flexible to meet your scheduling needs.

Professionals in the field of biotechnology make a difference daily in what may be the most important applied science of the 21st century. You, too, can be involved in hands-on work that includes creating chemical and pharmaceutical materials to conducting investigations for law enforcement and developing new food products. Get started right away in the Associate Degree in Biotechnology program, with Biotechnology and Forensic Science tracks, at Middlesex Community College.

 

Academic Requirements

The Biotechnology Track gives students experience specifically in areas such as molecular biology, genetics, database applications and ethics in the field. Following the 50-credit core curriculum for this degree, the track includes an additional 13 credits in four classes to complete.

The Forensic Science Track prepares students to transfer to four-year degree programs in Forensic Science. This program gives graduates the majority of required courses for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program in Forensic Science. It includes emphasis on mathematics, chemistry, biology and selected coursework in Criminal Justice. The track includes an additional 13 credits of forensic-focused work.
Degree Requirements

Jobs You Can Get With a Biotechnology Degree:

Graduates may seek employment in the areas of pharmaceutical research and manufacturing, in the food industry, medical field, and academic/industrial research.  Our students are highly sought after for internships by employers in the biotechnology industry. Through these internships, students have the opportunity to gain practical experience for a real edge in the workforce.

How Long Will You Have to go to School?

This is an associate degree program that can be completed by full-time students in two calendar years. Individual progress and need for additional courses may affect the time it takes for degree completion.

Continued education in a bachelor’s degree program is necessary for more opportunities in the field.

Job Availability & Growth:

Overall, employment opportunities in the field of Biotechnology are growing.  Like most other occupations, there are periods of ups and downs, but Biotechnology is generally a steady fast growing field.

Salary Information:

The salaries for professionals in the field of biotechnology are well-paying and fast growing, starting at around $26,000 for entry-level positions in Connecticut, and rising to $35,000- $45,000 and more.

For additional detailed salary information, visit:
www.BLS.gov

Downloadable Program Forms & Documents:

Biotechnology and Forensics Degree Graduation Checklist

For information, contact:

Michelle Tipton

Assistant Professor & Biotechnology Program Coordinator
Phone: 860-343-5747
Email: mtipton@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Wheaton 217
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