Associate in Biotechnology

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Associate in Biotechnology

Program Code: A20100

Biotechnology has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering. Our Associate in Applied Science in Biotechnology degree program, in collaboration with Pitt Community College, 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.

Cooperative Agreement

Craven Community College has established a collaborative agreement with Pitt Community College that allows students to take the majority of their courses at Craven and the remaining courses at Pitt. Pitt Community College awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Biotechnology after completion of all required credit hours.

Skills You’ll Learn

The Associate in Applied Science in Biotechnology program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:

  • Using biological organisms to create new products and technologies
  • Combining biology and technology to solve problems
  • Developing strong skills in math, biology, chemistry, technical writing, and oral communication

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Associate in Engineering graduates, including:

  • Research and development
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Forensic laboratories
  • Sales
  • Customer service

Plan of Study

The recommended course sequence for this program and a complete list of related classes are available in the Academic Catalog. Click the button below to view a copy of this plan of study, which is also available as a PDF.

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Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

Craven Community College has special relationships with upper-level colleges and universities for transfer. These transfer institutions include:

  • Four-year institutions in the University of North Carolina System
  • Private North Carolina four-year institutions
  • Partnership on the Havelock campus for a four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering Systems from NC State

To be eligible to transfer credits under the AE to BSE articulation agreement, a student must earn an AE degree in a North Carolina Community College with a GPA of at least 2.5 and a grade of C or better in all AE courses.

To provide for a smooth transfer, students should consult with both an academic advisor and the potential transfer institution for academic course selection and guidance.

Contact Information

University Transfer
Bate Hall
New Bern Campus

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