This program has Fast Track Career options that let you skill up with an in-demand career certificate that employers are looking for. See awards below for Fast Track options.

Study bioscience and gain valuable lab skills working alongside experienced researchers. Austin Community College’s Biotechnology Program is a key partner in developing a biotech education center and is home to the Bioscience Incubator, which provides students with valuable exposure to emerging research.

Austin Community College is also home to the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center. At the center, ACC students learn the latest technology that biotechnicians need to know to do their job effectively.

In the ACC Biotechnology Program, you’ll learn to record and analyze data, participate in research studies, and create reports for publication for both private- and public-sector laboratories. In addition to an associate degree, entry-level and post-graduate certificates are available.


Pride Points

100% internship placement

98% job placement rate

Award-winning facilities

*Source: ACC Biotechnology Program

Career & Salary Information

Austin has become a biotech industry hub, according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Jobs can be found in five key fields including healthcare, agriculture, industrial, environmental, and regulation. Here are just a few careers you might consider.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • 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: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Biological Technicians. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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  • Biomanufacturing Technician

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    Hourly Wage: $

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  • Medical Diagnostics Technician

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    Hourly Wage: $

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Awards & Program Maps


Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards and follow the program maps below to stay on track.

Associate of Applied Science Degree


Certificate Level 1

Biotechnology Level 1

Advanced Technical Certificate