Biotechnology

Are you excited by science? Did you know that there are scientists who use biology and chemistry to develop and improve different products, or to address problems of our modern world?

BIOtech

The pharmaceutical, health care, food products and environmental industries all rely on biotechnologists to advance their fields. Biotechnology students explore genetics, microbiology, DNA structure and function, forensics, bioethics, and instrumentation through hands on labs and experiments. Throughout the program, students will master basic skills like preparing solutions and using a transfer pipet, to cutting-edge techniques in cell culturing, protein isolation and purification, separation procedures, chromatography and gel electrophorhesis. Graduates with biotechnology skills will be well prepared for entry-level laboratory positions, or for rigorous university-level science studies.

Biotech students participate in field trips to University of Pennsylvania, professional forensic labs, Harrisburg University, and more!

two lab scientists inspect a petri dish with a magnifying glass

Certifications Offered

BLS Healthcare Provider – CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
OSHA 10 (Healthcare)

Possible Career Paths

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Genetic Counselors
Median Salary – $85,700

Biological Technicians
Median Salary – $46,340

Agricultural and Food Scientists

Median Salary – $68,830

Environmental Scientists and Specialists
Median Salary – $73,230

Microbiologists

Median Salary – $84,400

Epidemiologists
Median Salary – $74,560