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. 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.
100% internship placement
98% job placement rate
*Source: ACC Biotechnology Program
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.
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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.
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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.
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Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.
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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.
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Train for a new career quickly and affordably at Austin Community College. ACC's Fast Track Career Certificates will give you a helpful edge in the job market by equipping you with the in-demand skills Central Texas employers need now. Noncredit and for-credit certificate options are available to help you achieve fast results and long term success.