BIOTECHNOLOGY

Do you want a career on the cutting edge? The Biotechnology program will prepare you to work in a variety of life science laboratory settings. Emphasis is placed on learning applications such as analysis of biological molecules, use of bioreactors and fermentors, recombinant DNA technology, generation of cell cultures and safe operation of laboratory equipment.

 

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 5 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

 

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 5 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the transfer office of your local Ivy Tech. You are also encouraged to contact the institution and consult the current catalog and web page of the institution to which you wish to transfer.

 

Courses you will take      Print official copy

Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

 

 

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

 

The Biotechnology program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington

Faculty Contact:
Dr. Sengyong Lee
Biotechnology Program Chair
Phone: (812) 330-6036
Fax: (812) 330-6201
slee@ivytech.edu

Bloomington Biotechnology Associates Degree Focuses
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Degree Programs
Regulatory Affairs Focus
Biotechnology Technical Focus

Bloomington Biotechnology Career Development Certificates
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Career Development Certificates
Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs
Biotechnology Quality Control
Biotechnology Research & Development
Biotechnology Manufacturing

                                                                             
Other information:
Program Summary
Biotechnology Industry Overview
Academic Pathways
Introductory Programs

Student & Community Comments
Biotechnology Advisory Board
Life Science Technical Training

This project is funded in part by NSF ATE Grant Award #0703033

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Todd Murphy, Chair
(317) 921-4365
twmurphy@ivytech.edu
Lafayette  (Lafayette)
Contact
Krishna Mishra
Program Chair and Assistant Professor
(765) 269-5463
North Central (South Bend)

For more information contact George Twaddle at 574-289-7001, ext. 5418 or gtwaddle@ivytech.edu.

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)
Regional Degree Offerings:
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree

Contact:

Janice Webster
Program Chair
812-298-2226
jwebster@ivytech.edu

  • Clinical Technician
  • Laboratory Technician

To learn more about careers and salaries in this field, check out the Career Pathway.