Graduates from this program have been employed by or interned at:
BASF, Biova, Darling International, Des Moines Waterworks, Embra Health Sciences, Heska - Diamond Animal Health, Human Gene Therapy Research Institute, Hygenic Lab - University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Kemin, Marzetti Foods, Monsanto, New Link Genetics, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Proliant, NASA, Stine Seed, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Merck Animal Health, Corteva
Biotechnology is a general degree with applications across a wide range of biological fields from soil science to human vaccines and everything in between. The A.S. degree and Certificate provides students with a solid foundation in biology and chemistry as well as hands on skills applicable to a wide range of jobs. Graduates have been extremely successful, both in pursuit of higher degrees as well as careers within the biotechnology industry. Due to the wide range of employment and transfer options any student with an interest in the biological sciences can be successful in biotechnology.
Des Moines Area Community College and Lone Star Community College have partnered with the UTEX Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin and NASA to send Haematococcus pluvialis samples into space to facilitate studying the effects of ... Read more