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Area of Study: Science, Engineering, and Math
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Science, Engineering, and Math
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Biotechnology

Building blocks for your career breakthrough

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.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Biofuels Production Managers
46.05 Hourly Wage 623 Currently Employed
Manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.
623 Biofuels Production Managers are employed. 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
73.73 Hourly Wage 1181 Currently Employed
Define, plan, or execute biofuels/biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.
1181 Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.47 % over the next four years.
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Agricultural Technicians
14.44 Hourly Wage 97 Currently Employed
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.
97 Agricultural Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.22 % over the next four years.
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Biological Technicians
21.17 Hourly Wage 497 Currently Employed
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.
497 Biological Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.43 % over the next four years.
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Bioinformatics Technicians
22.57 Hourly Wage 345 Currently Employed
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.
345 Bioinformatics Technicians are employed. This number is expected to decrease by 0.87 % over the next four years.
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Biofuels Processing Technicians
24.32 Hourly Wage 23 Currently Employed
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.
23 Biofuels Processing Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.7 % over the next four years.
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Biostatisticians
37.16 Hourly Wage 333 Currently Employed
Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.
333 Biostatisticians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 13.81 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Map

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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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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Which award path is right for you?

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.

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