Biotechnology student looking through a microscope.

Biotechnology has played an important role in the quality of life throughout the centuries. This technology is now dramatically expanding in importance in almost all aspects of our everyday lives. 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


Program Chair:
Dr. Eric W. Wessinger
Phone: (478) 757-2521
Office: Room G-101, Macon Campus