The Biotechnology program is a collaborative educational program offered by Pitt Community College and Carteret Community College, with Pitt Community College awarding the A.A.S. degree. All general education courses required in the program are available on each local campus. Required core courses will be available through both colleges, with the majority of core courses for the program’s first year available at Carteret Community College and the majority of core courses for the program’s second year available at Pitt Community College.
The Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology.
Course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics, and technical communications. The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve in three distinct capacities: research assistant to a biologist or chemist; laboratory technician/instrument technician; and quality control/quality assurance technician.
Graduates may find employment in various areas of industry and government, including research and development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.
Important: Check with Pitt Community College regarding their admissions and graduation requirements since they will actually be awarding the degree. Most colleges require that at least 25 percent of the total credit hours be completed at their college. Check with Pitt Community College to see what their graduation requirements are.