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Biotechnology

At Montgomery College, you'll gain hands-on, practical skills in biotechnology from industry experts. We're among the most affordable tuition rates in the area, while offering the largest program in the state of Maryland. Join us in our state-of-the-art Bioscience Education Center and set your sights on a successful career in biotechnology.
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Our Mission

A Comprehensive Approach to Helping You Secure a Successful Career in Biotechnology

In addition to receiving a world-class education in biotechnology and bioscience, our faculty and staff offer the guidance and support to help you set your course and succeed.

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Prepare

Pursue an associate's degree of applied science to launch your exciting and successful career in the biotechnology industry or transfer to a four-year college.
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Jumpstart

Complete a biotechnology or biomanufacturing certificate to prepare for immediate employment in the field. Ideal if you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree and need to develop new skills.
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Enhance

Through our partnership with Bio-Trac and BioTrain, we offer continuing education and workforce development opportunities to learn advanced lab skills at the master’s and PhD levels.
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Our World-Class Program

Our program curriculum continually evolves to meet the needs of the field. Each course is developed and updated with input from leading experts in the local biotechnology community.

  • Industry Connected Faculty
  • Industry Focused Approach
  • Hands-On Learning

Biotechnology Program

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

In our state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll gain hands-on experience in cell culture, protein purification, immunoassays, DNA and RNA analysis using FPLC, plate readers, and qPCR:

  • Industrial Quality Labs
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
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Inspiring Our Next Generation

Working in biotechnology, you may contribute to the discovery of a cure for cancer or develop diagnostics and vaccines for emerging diseases such as Zika. Through biotechnology you can improve the quality of life, and it starts here at Montgomery College.

"[Students] are getting hands-on access to the same equipment they will see in industry. We're probably the only place in the state that has this level of instrumentation."

Collins Jones, Professor of Biotechnology

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