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Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Completion Programs
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Biotechnology draws from many disciplines including genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Recent advances in biotechnology have resulted in the development of products that are having a positive impact on our health, food, and environment. BCC’s program, which integrates academic and occupational instruction, prepares you for entry-level employment as a bioscience technician in this exciting field.
When you finish the two-year program in biotechnology, you will earn either an Associate in Science degree or a Certificate of Completion. The Associate in Science degree requires the completion of 61.5 units, the Certificate of Completion, 48.5 units. The Level I Certificate offers those with little or no background in college-level work a first step towards training in biotechnology, and work as a laboratory assistant.