CGTC’s Biotechnology programs trains students for working in biology and chemistry-type laboratory environments as technicians/assistants. Biotechnology has played an important role in the quality of life throughout the centuries. Because of this rapidly advancing technology, trained biotechnicians are in even greater demand today and will continue to be in high demand in the future. Advances in biotechnology have allowed the development of various medicines (e.g., antibiotics, hormones, recombinant proteins), agricultural plants with new properties (e.g., disease resistant, insect resistant, higher yielding), new methods of producing various products, and much more. Employment opportunities exists in the areas of biotechnical, biomedical, food, agricultural, pharmaceutical, environmental, chemical laboratories and processing environments, and medical laboratories.
Biotechnology Associate Degree
Biotechnology Laboratory Assistant Technical Certificate
Spencer G. Smith
Phone: (478) 757-2521