• Biotechnology Program
     
    Biotechnology
    Do you have an inquisitive mind? Are you a quick learner? Can you solve complex problems? If so, our Biotechnology program is right for you. Come explore the science and interplay of living organisms, their components for human benefit, and the technical applications used to turn biological knowledge into products. Curious students with a passion for biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering will enjoy exploring this interdisciplinary field. Working closely with their instructor, students learn about scientific theory and technical training, resulting in a broad range of industry and academic research skills relevant to the urgent and emerging demand in today’s dynamic workplace. Ultimately, this program prepares students for scientifically diverse careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, one of the fastest-growing commercial sectors, with Massachusetts being a significant center for growth and innovation in this field.
     
    Biotechnology Sm Skills you will learn:
    • Genetic engineering and cloning
    • Genetically modified organisms   
    • Bacterial cell culture and transformation
    • Mammalian cell culture and transfection
    • Gene therapy
    • Bioethics
    • Gel electrophoresis (nucleic acids and proteins)
    • Forensic techniques 
    • Industry-grade instrumentation 
    • Bioinformatics
    • Regulatory affairs
    • Independent research 


    Upon completion of our Biotechnology Program,
    graduates are prepared to:

    • Develop the life cycle of a product from research and
       development to final production.
    • Describe the organizational structures of biotechnology
       companies.
    • Summarize the historical development of biotechnology.
    • Investigate the social, legal, and ethical issues that affect
       the application of biotechnology.
    • Interpret and utilize resources relevant to biotechnology 
       such as journals, databases, websites, and industry-
       standard technology.
    • Explore different career paths in biotechnology and the jobs associated with them.
    • Demonstrate and apply manufacturing process management techniques.
    • Analyze and study cells in medical research to understand how new treatments are
       discovered and brought from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside.
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  • T E C H N O L O G Y   P A T H W A Y
    Biotechnology
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    BVT in the News: See how we officially commemorated the opening of our Biotechnology program with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 8th.

    INSTRUCTORS

    • Susan Piraino – Team Leader
    CERTIFICATIONS
    • OSHA 10-hour Card: Health
    • AHA CPR/First-Aid
    • PLTW Certifications
    • NOCTI


    TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL CAREERS
    DIRECT ENTRY INTO WORKFORCE
    • Laboratory assistant
    • Laboratory associate
    • Biomanufacturing technician
    • Animal care technician

    Starting Salary: $40,000


    POST-SECONDARY CERTIFICATE/LICENSE
    • Scientific technician
    • Clinical research associate
    • Environment health & safety
    • Quality control technician 

    Starting Salary: $50,000


    UNIVERSITY DEGREE
    • Biomedical engineer
    • Research scientist
    • Clinical trial professional
    • Forensic scientist

    Starting Salary: $80,000


    JOB GROWTH
    Employment in the biotechnology industry is projected to grow 21.5% from 2017 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
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