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HCC Associate of Applied Science
The biotechnology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level technician positions in biomedical, research, and industrial laboratory areas. Depending on a person’s academic background and work experience, the biotechnology technician-in-training may complete the one year biotechnology certificate (22 credits) or the two-year associate of applied science (AAS) degree in biotechnology (64 credits).
The biotechnology courses are offered in fully-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories and graduates have the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to work immediately upon graduation and to advance with on-the-job experience and continued academic training. Some areas of opportunity for graduates include: biomedical technology, biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, plant research, and forensics.