Biotechnology career opportunities continue to grow in South Florida. The highest growth categories will be research technicians and associates. Biotechnology is an applied biological science that uses living organisms to create products, perform valuable processes, and solve problems or otherwise benefit humans and/or surroundings.
Palm Beach State College offers two degree programs in biotechnology. Students may choose to enroll in the Associate in Arts (AA) degree program, designed for those students who are planning to transfer to a four-year university, or the Associate in Science (AS) degree, which prepares students for entry into employment in the biotechnology industry, research institutions and related industries.
Our award winning program is taught by a renowned scientific faculty. made up of doctorial researchers who are committed to providing challenging course offerings necessary to meet the needs of the global scientific community.
In addition to Palm Beach State's AA and AS degree programs, a Biotechnology College Credit Certificate (CCC) is now being offered. Focused on those students who are currently employed in the biotech industry or those students who have received a bachelor's degree and are seeking additional experience in the field.
A non-credit, Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Biotechnology, program is also available through Palm Beach State's Corporate and Continuing Education Department. This outstanding division offers students the ability to expand their laboratory skills and techniques, at an advanced level, while using our extensive biotech equipment, including a DNA sequencer and bioreactors, housed in our state of the art labs.
Palm Beach State's biotech business partnership, consisting of over 25 different biotech firms, allows our students unique internship opportunities which develop the skills and gain the experience required for a successful career in the biotechnology field.