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Biotechnology is a continually evolving industry offering solutions to forensic, environmental, health, energy, agricultural and many other challenges facing the world. LSC-Montgomery offers the Biotechnology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree which helps students develop relevant knowledge and skills crucial for success with modern laboratory-based careers. In addition, students apply their training towards independent research projects.
The Biotechnology AAS degree program has integrated the Texas Workforce Investment Council-recognized biotechnology and biomedical skill standards into its curriculum. In the final semester of the program, students work as interns in area biotechnology companies, chemical technology companies, or research labs to complete their training. This focus on highly relevant training has enabled the LSC-Montgomery Biotechnology program, the first program of its type in Texas, to produce hundreds of graduates who have found success with both academic and industry organizations throughout the United States.
After completing the degree, students can either seek employment with a local life sciences company or transfer to a university to pursue additional education. In recent years, companies hiring Biotechnology AAS graduates represent multiple disciplines, including agriculture, health care, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and energy. Transfer students have enrolled in universities such as the University of Houston (Central and Downtown), Sam Houston State University, and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions. These students have continued their education in a wide variety of life science-, chemical and engineering-related degree programs.
For students with a prior degree, LSC-Montgomery offers a Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC).
- Students who have taken prerequisite courses in chemistry and biology can complete the ATC in one year.
- The program requires nine courses, including an internship, which allows students rapid entry into the workforce as a laboratory technician.
For more information, please e-mail mcbiotech@LoneStar.edu, call 936.273.7060, or visit our website at LoneStar.edu/biotechnology-dept-montgomery for more information about the LSC Biotechnology program.
By completing the program, students will earn one of the following awards, depending on program prerequisite conditions:
- Biotechnology, AAS, or
- Biotechnology Laboratory Technician, ATC
[AAS_BIOT offered at LSC-Montgomery]
Biotechnology Laboratory Technician, Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)
[C4_BIO4 offered at LSC-Montgomery]
Prerequisite: Associate of Science degree or Bachelor of Science degree in the natural sciences area which includes 2 semesters of Chemistry, 3 semesters of Biology including MicroBiology.
Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 29