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

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. From healthcare and agriculture, to fighting climate change and discovering new biofuels, biotechnology has a role to play and Maryland is at the center of it. If you like cutting-edge science and want to make a difference, this could be the career for you . . . and Harford Community College can get you started! 


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.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Biotechnology AAS 

Biotechnology Certificate


No. of Credits:
AAS - 60 credits
Certificate - 34 credits


Contact Information:

Jaclyn Madden







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.

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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

Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology


Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology

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.

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

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




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.