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Biotechnology

If you want to explore the modern frontiers of science and find fascination in the possibilities that lie beyond biology, we're excited you're here!

At Harford, you can channel you creative energy and curiosity into biotechnology, where you'll find career 
opportunities 
in fields like medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, biofuels, and more. Biotechnology uses living organisms or components of them to create new products or processes and is giving rise to a variety of new fields and industries with diverse job opportunities. 

At Harford Community College, we offer both an Associate of Applied Science degree and a certificate program that prepare you for employment in the biotechnology workforce.

Supported by a $493,912 grant from the National Science Foundation, Harford Comunity College is creating BIOTECH Pathways focused on creating accessible pathways for future biotechnicians to progress from public high schools, to degree and certificate programs, to biotechnology careers and/or further study at four-year universities. 

Program Overview

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Biotechnology AAS
Biotechnology Certificate

NO. OF CREDITS
AAS - 60 credits
Certificate - 34 credits
CONTACT INFORMATION
Jaclyn Madden
443.412.2046
jmadden@harford.edu

Admissions
443.412.2109
ACCREDITATION
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

 

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your biotechnology studies.

WHAT KIND OF COURSES CAN I EXPECT TO TAKE?  

Develop a strong background in biotechnology through required courses and electives like these at Harford:  

  • General BIOLOGY
    FOUNDATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
    LAB METHODS FOR BIOTECH
    GENETICS
    ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN BIOTECH
    BIOMANUFACTURING AND BIOSAFETY

WHAT CAN I DO WHEN I COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM?

With a degree or certificate in biotechnology at Harford, you can acquire the credits to transfer to another institution, or the skills you need to enter the biotechnology workforce.

More information: BIOTECH careers

Top Transfer Destinations
  • University of Maryland
  • UMBC
  • Towson University
  • Salisbury University
  • Frostburg University
Potential Careers
  • Biotechnicians
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Biological/Clinical Technician
  • Process Development Scientist
  • Biomanufacturing Specialists

 

WHO TEACHES THIS PROGRAM?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

 

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.