Biotechnology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Diploma
  • AAS Day Program: 4 semesters
  • AAS Evening Program: 4 semesters
  • Diploma Day Program: 4 semesters
  • Diploma Evening Program: 4 semesters
  • Admission Cycle: Fall semester entry
  • Maximum Admitted Annually: Open
  • Other Information: Careers in Biotechnology, Curriculum and Faculty

Career Description

The Biotechnology program is designed to meet the increasing demands of skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.

Careers Available

Graduates may find employment in areas of industry or government, including research and development, manufacturing, sales and customer service.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $25,000 – $31,000/yr.

Course of Study

Course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics and technical communications.

Recommended Courses and Skills

High school algebra II, biology, chemistry and computer skills.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Ability to work as a member of a team, strong organizational skills, ability in science and mathematics.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Biotechnology Program, contact Alan Beard, Department Chair, at 336.734.7494 or abeard@forsythtech.edu.