Biotechnology Laboratory Technology

Associate in Science

Biotechnology Laboratory Technology

Chemistry, anatomy, protein biotechnology and bioinformatics

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Biotechnology Laboratory Technology provides students with the fundamentals of biotech combined with extensive, hands-on laboratory experience and internship opportunities. Based on biology, biotechnology uses DNA and proteins to create products that change our world for the better. From health and agriculture to environmental protection and security, the capabilities are diverse and promising.

Students choose from two exciting career tracks:

  • Research Technician-performing cell culture and molecular research
  • Food Testing Technician-working in environmental or food testing laboratories.

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Program Documents: 

Program Code: 2199

61 Credits

School of Health, Education and Human Services
Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.

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(904) 646-2300

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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

Leading to the A.S. degree in Biotechnology Laboratory Technology are two technical certificates: a 19 credit hour Biotechnology Specialist/Manufacturing Technical Certificate and a 30 credit hour Biotechnology Laboratory Specialist/Health Science Technical Certificate. These credentials can be used to augment other workforce skills or can be continued for the A.S. degree. Credits for the A.S. degree can be used toward earning a bachelor’s degree in life sciences.

Career Opportunities

Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments. Agricultural and food science technicians assist agricultural and food scientists by performing duties such as measuring and analyzing the quality of food and agricultural products (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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