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Put your imagination and skills to work making better technologies for our world. The growing industriy of biotechnology and engineering technology offer many opportunities for high-paying careers in Florida and beyond.

AS Biotechnology - 61 credit hours  
Biotechnology utilizes living organisms to make useful products from biological systems. Prepare for emerging, fascinating occupations in biotechnology research, cell culture or biotechnology manufacturing.
Biotechnology Specialist Certificate - 19 credit hours


The Biotechnology Program at Hillsborough Community College works with the local bioscience industry of Tampa Bay area to educate students in basic laboratory skills, math skills, genetic engineering, protein purification, cell culture, quality assurance and quality control principles, regulations,  computer skills, ethics, documentation, and teamwork.

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Students are educated to work in a variety of positions that span different kinds of research labs to companies including Pharmaceutical, Molecular Diagnostics, Manufacturing, Research and Cancer Research, Fisheries and Wildlife and Cell Culture.

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Students can earn:

  1. Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology
  2. Biotechnology Specialist College Credit Certificate
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