Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science
This degree program is designed for students who will seek employment as biotechnology research technicians, biological technicians, cell culture technicians or biotechnology manufacturing technicians, or for persons wanting career advancement already employed in the field.
Course content includes biology and chemistry concepts, algebraic and statistical analysis, basic microbiology concepts, biohazard and safety procedures, human anatomy and physiology, core biotechnical laboratory techniques and industry workplace experience.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
- Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at
- Cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be at least 2.6 in all-previous college work attempted.
- Attend a Mandatory Information Session. The schedule for upcoming information sessions can be found on the Biotechnology webpage.
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program with a grade of C or higher.
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.
The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.
For More Information
Dr. Becky Mercer, Director of Biotechnology Programs mercerb@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 207-5059
Dr. Alexandra Gorgevska, Department Chair for Natural Science & Biotechnology gorgevsa@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 207-5003
The program prepares the student for employment in entry-level biotechnology positions. Students can work in the biotechnology industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing and related industries.
Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor.
In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/