Biotechnology is an exciting field where science and technology converge to improve our lives. Biotech scientists and technicians use living organisms and processes to develop new technologies such as vaccines that protect our children, agricultural techniques that generate stronger crops and industrial processes that help sustain the environment. Owensboro is home to Kentucky Bioprocessing, a world leader in plant-made pharmaceuticals. If you like old fashioned science and cutting edge technology, biotechnology may be the perfect fit for you. Graduates of OCTC’s biotechnology program may work as laboratory assistants or laboratory technicians at universities, pharmaceutical companies or agricultural industries.
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For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.
This growing field is full of opportunity. The U.S. Department of Labor has identified biotechnology as one of the fastest growing fields in the country. Kentucky Bioprocessing, the only facility of its kind in the world, is a magnet for other biotechnology firms, making the regional outlook for this industry very promising. For a listing of where some of our graduates Go2Work, visit: www.owensboro.kctcs.edu/gradsGo2Work .
This program has no special admission requirements.
You can earn an associate of applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
Misty Gish, MS
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
The biotechnology program at OCTC provides you with the skill and knowledge needed to gain entry-level employment in the biotechnology industry. You’ll be properly trained in the theories and principles of biological systems, field and lab techniques, and manufacturing principles of the industry. The program is set up to prepare you for employment in the fields of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Lab Research, Environmental Testing, Ag Research, and Quality Control. Please use the contact info on this page to learn more!