Biotechnology is a field that has enormous implications for the future and has impacted our lives by revolutionizing how we diagnose and treat disease, lengthen life spans, feed the planet, and remediate the environment.
Our nationally recognized program prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the biotechnology industry or continue onto a four-year university. Certificates are for students who want to enter the Biotechnology industry without committing to the associate degree.
Why Great Bay?
Students will work in state-of-the-art biotechnology labs which house over a quarter of a million dollars worth of equipment at Great Bay Community College. The low student-to-professor and student-to-equipment ratios allows students to truly master the skills for success.
Current graduates may be found in a variety of biotechnology companies, working as Lab Technicians, Manufacturing Associates, Quality Control and Quality Assurance Technicians, and as Validation Consultants.
For more information about the outlook and trends for the Biotechnology industry please visit: www.bls.gov
To learn more about potential earnings visit:
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Biotechnology program offers an optional externship. Participation requires the student to follow Great Bay’s immunization policy. Depending upon the site, the student may be required to possess and maintain professional liability insurance. For unpaid externships, students must possess and maintain accident insurance. 100% of recent graduates are employed in the biotechnology industry or are continuing their education in biotechnology or bioengineering.