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The Biotechnology curriculum is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.
Course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics and technical communications. The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve in three distinct capacities: research assistant to a biologist or chemist; laboratory technician/ instrumentation technician; and quality control/quality assurance technician.
Graduates may find employment in various areas of industry and government including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.
The Biotechnology Program at GTCC is a collaborative educational program offered by Alamance Community College (ACC) and GTCC. Students are able to complete the first two semesters, as well as some selected general education courses from the second year, at GTCC. Students who successfully complete at least the first two semesters at GTCC will be admitted to the Alamance Community College program and will be able to complete the program requirements at ACC. Alamance Community College will award the Associate of Applied Science degree to all students who meet degree requirements.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
- Evaluate the principles and concepts related to biotechnology.
- Demonstrate effective lab skills necessary for the biotechnology workforce.
- Incorporate critical thinking in a variety of independent and collaborative laboratory projects.
- Demonstrate academic skills necessary for transition into articulating educational institutions.
- Incorporate laboratory procedures in a safe and organized manner into laboratory exercises.