Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology

The Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology Degree prepares students for employment in a variety of areas as technicians or assistants.

Biotechnology has played an important role in the quality of life throughout the centuries. This technology is now dramatically expanding in importance in almost all aspects of our everyday lives. Because of this rapidly advancing technology, trained biotechnicians are in even greater demand today and will continue to be in high demand in the future. Advances in biotechnology have allowed the development of various medicines (e.g., antibiotics, hormones, recombinant proteins), agricultural plants with new properties (e.g., disease resistant, insect resistant, higher yielding), new methods of producing various products, and much more.

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The Biotechnology Program consists of 78 credit hours courses and takes approximately two years to complete.

Employment opportunities exists in the areas of biotechnical, biomedical, food, agricultural, pharmaceutical, environmental, chemical laboratories and processing environments, and medical laboratories.

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Contact Information:

For more information, contact:
Dr. Eric W. Wessinger
Program Chair, Biotechnology
Office/Lab: Room G-101
3300 Macon Tech Drive
Macon, GA 31206


 CGTC Biotechnology Laboratory