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Biotechnology is an area that has seen significant growth in global employment. In the state of Indiana, jobs in the Biotechnology sector have increased by 12% over the last five years. Nearly 58,000 Hoosiers work in the life sciences industry, making Indiana one of the top ten states for the number of life sciences employees.*  
Median Biotechnology Salary in Indiana
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Annual Biotechnology Salary Range
$38,220 - $67,605
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021). *Salary listed represents earnings once a student transfers and earns a bachelor's degree.

The biotechnology program at Ivy Tech is taught by instructors with real-world experience. Students will use state-of-the-art laboratories that are equipped with instrumentation, supplies and equipment for an effective hands-on laboratory experience.

Classes focus on teaching a variety of procedures necessary to execute laboratory projects assigned in the student’s chosen field. Students will spend a significant amount of class time working hands-on doing laboratory activities either by themselves or in small groups with the ability to have one-on-one time with the instructor.   

Our Graduates

The Biotechnology Program prepares students for careers in a variety of life science and manufacturing settings including research, quality control, pharmaceuticals, and medical device manufacturing.  

Graduates will have the foundation needed to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree or move right in to local, high-paying jobs in the community, including with some of our industry partners like Dow Agroscience, Eli Lilly, Cook Pharmica, Midwest Compliance Laboratories, and more.  These great partnerships lead to our graduates’ high job placement rate.

*According to a Battelle/Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Report “State Biosciences Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014.”

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.


Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Medical Device Quality
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Regulatory Affairs
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)


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

Transfer Degree

Associate of Science
(60 credit hours = 5 semesters)

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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Completion Guides

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Science - Biotechnology

Associate of Applied Science - Biotechnology

Certificate - Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Certificate - Medical Device Quality

Certificate - Regulatory Affairs

Region Content Dropdown

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