Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology
The Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology Degree prepares students for employment in a variety of areas as technicians or assistants.
Biotechnology has played an important role in the quality of life throughout the centuries. This technology is now dramatically expanding in importance in almost all aspects of our everyday lives. Because of this rapidly advancing technology, trained biotechnicians are in even greater demand today and will continue to be in high demand in the future. Advances in biotechnology have allowed the development of various medicines (e.g., antibiotics, hormones, recombinant proteins), agricultural plants with new properties (e.g., disease resistant, insect resistant, higher yielding), new methods of producing various products, and much more.
Visit some of the links at the bottom of this page to learn more.
The Biotechnology Program consists of 78 credit hours courses and takes approximately two years to complete.
Employment opportunities exists in the areas of biotechnical, biomedical, food, agricultural, pharmaceutical, environmental, chemical laboratories and processing environments, and medical laboratories.
- 18+ years old
- H.S. diploma or GED
- Minimum placement requirements in accordance with TCSG policy
- Apply Now - The program code for Biotechnology is BI23
For more information, contact:
Dr. Eric W. Wessinger
Program Chair, Biotechnology
Office/Lab: Room G-101
3300 Macon Tech Drive
Macon, GA 31206
- Georgia Bio (GABio) promotes life-science/biotechnology
industry growth in Georgia and is a recruitment resource for industry and various organizations. GABio also allows one
to search for jobs in Georgia. For career-related information, visit GABio's
for Detailed Bioscience Career Information.
- Bio-Link is a national website that contains various
biotechnology-related information including information for students and employers.
- The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology is a
life-sciences organization for professionals with a focus on microbiology and biotechnology industrial applications. The site
provides related educational and career information, information on relevant publications, and more.
- BioSpace is an online community for the life sciences, provides
life-science industry news, and is a career resource for job seekers and employers.
- Indeed is a job-search website which can be a good source for
identifying biotechnology-related job opportunities. Visit the website and conduct a search using the keywords "lab