Science, Engineering & Math

Science, Engineering & Math

Biotechnology

In the coming years, some of the world’s biggest challenges will be overcome with the tiniest solutions. At ACC, Biotechnology majors build a foundation for conducting research in both public and private sector laboratories. Level 1 certificate, associate degree, and post-bachelor degree tracks are offered.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Biofuels Production Managers

    Manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.

    Hourly Wage: $46.05

    Currently Employed: 623

    Projections:

    623 people are employed as Biofuels Production Managers. This number is expected to increase by 5.78% over the next four years.

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  • Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

    Define, plan, or execute biofuels/biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.

    Hourly Wage: $73.73

    Currently Employed: 1181

    Projections:

    1181 people are employed as Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers. This number is expected to increase by 8.47% over the next four years.

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  • Agricultural Technicians

    Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments.

    Hourly Wage: $14.44

    Currently Employed: 97

    Projections:

    97 people are employed as Agricultural Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 7.22% over the next four years.

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  • Biological Technicians

    Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.

    Hourly Wage: $21.17

    Currently Employed: 497

    Projections:

    497 people are employed as Biological Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 5.43% over the next four years.

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  • Bioinformatics Technicians

    Apply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.

    Hourly Wage: $22.57

    Currently Employed: 345

    Projections:

    345 people are employed as Bioinformatics Technicians. This number is expected to decrease by 0.87% over the next four years.

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  • Biofuels Processing Technicians

    Calculate, measure, load, mix, and process refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process vessels and monitor production process. Perform, and keep records of, plant maintenance, repairs, and safety inspections.

    Hourly Wage: $24.32

    Currently Employed: 23

    Projections:

    23 people are employed as Biofuels Processing Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 8.7% over the next four years.

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  • Biostatisticians

    Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.

    Hourly Wage: $37.16

    Currently Employed: 333

    Projections:

    333 people are employed as Biostatisticians. This number is expected to increase by 13.81% over the next four years.

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Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Applied Science

  • Biotechnology

Certificate Level 1

  • Biotechnology- Level One

Certificate Level 2

  • Biotechnology- Level Two

Certificate Level 4

  • Biotechnology Advanced Technical Certificate

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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.