Biotechnology Associates degree

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Biotechnology associates degrees are two year degrees that prepare students to work in areas such as biotechnology research and development.

Different types of associates degrees

The main difference between the types of associate degrees lies in whether or not the degree will directly transfer to a four-year college.

  • A.A.A.S. and A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Science) degrees are professional technical degrees that prepare students to enter the workforce.
  • A.A. (Associate of Arts) and A.S. (Associate of Science) degrees also prepare students for jobs, but tend to include more courses that will transfer to four year institutions.

 

Associate degrees from Bio-Link programs emphasize practical, “hands-on” learning, and familiarity with cutting edge techniques, technologies, and equipment. Students gain a working knowledge of molecular biology, recombinant DNA, immunology, protein purification and tissue culture -- both through classroom lectures and laboratory learning experiences.

Foundational courses in English, and a variety of math and science disciplines including algebra, statistics, chemistry, biology, microbiology and computer science are often included.

Most programs include internships or some form of work experience.

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Laboratory Assistant
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Laboratory Technician
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Molecular Biology Technician
Related job areas: 
Biodefense
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Biomaterials
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Biopharmaceuticals
Related job areas: 
Biotechnology
Related job areas: 
Cell Culture
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Immunochemistry
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Marine Biotechnology
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Molecular Biology
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Plant Biotechnology
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Vaccines

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