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.
Skills you will learn:
• Genetic engineering and cloning
• Genetically modified organisms
• Bacterial cell culture and transformation
• Mammalian cell culture and transfection
• Gene therapy
• Gel electrophoresis (nucleic acids and proteins)
• Forensic techniques
• Industry-grade instrumentation
• 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
• 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-
• 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.