Programs of Study


Get the skills you need
for the job

Great qualified instructors

Local biotech internships

Hands-on laboratory work

Small class sizes

Low-cost tuition

Job placement assistance

Scholarships available to students who have declared Biotechnology as their major!

WIA Approved!

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, with a high demand for entry-level workers and two-year and four-year college graduates. In the last 25 years, the US biotechnology industry has created more than 198,000 high-quality jobs, at over 1,400 pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial, and instrumentation biotechnology companies, plus more at academic and government agencies!


Biotechnology sectors include:
  • Health Care: drug discovery, vaccines, devices and diagnostics
  • Ag Biotech: genetically modified organisms, food safety
  • Industrial and Environmental Applications: biofuels, biomaterials
  • Biodefense: vaccines, biosensors
  • Research Tools: DNA fingerprinting, bioinformatics, microarray technology, nanotechnology
Local companies will provide internships for students who have completed the first year of biotech classes at Calhoun and will work with students and instructors to ensure our graduates are trained to enter the local workforce.

Reasons for Biotechnology in Community, Technical, and Career Colleges

For more information about this program, call or write:

Dr. David Ansardi
(256) 306-2651

Effie Nicke
(256) 306-2970

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