Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science (by Pitt Community College)
The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demand for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology. Coursework emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics, and technical communications. The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve in three distinct capacities: research assistant to a biologist or chemist, laboratory technician/instrumentation technician, and quality control/quality assurance technician.
Craven Community College has established a collaborative agreement with Pitt Community College that allows students to take a majority of their courses at Craven and the remaining courses at Pitt Community College. Pitt Community College awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Biotechnology after the completion of 67 total SHC.
Please review the Craven Community College Catalog for the Recommended Course Sequence and Career Program Humanities and Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Sciences course lists.
NOTE: PHY 151 and COE 112 may be taken at Craven Community College.
Graduates may find employment in various areas of industry and government, including:
- Research and development
- Forensic laboratories
- Customer service
Please contact the Chair for Math and Science (252)672-7513 or the Admissions Office (252)638-7200 for more information.