Biotechnology @NCC

Become a part of the biological revolution! Researchers in agriculture, biology, genetics and medicine are at the cutting edge of new biotechnology discoveries. Scientists are combatting disease, developing renewable fuels and reducing our environmental impact.

Join this exciting work by becoming a biotechnology major at NCC. You'll learn by taking part in hands-on experiments and interpreting results while learning a wide range of biotechnology science laboratory techniques. From the use of cells and cellular process to make our lives better to exploring the multitude of possibilities for genetically modified plants, animals and microbes, you'll acquire skills you can put to use in the working world.   

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Your Career in Biotechnology

Continued growth in biotechnology is expected to increase demand in this field. Biotechnology grads can find work in a wide range of positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, government institutions such as the FDA, USDA, Department of Defense, NIH, and EPA; forensics laboratories, the cosmetic industry, biomedical research institutions and the expanding field of green energy.

Biotechnology Career Paths

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Process Supervisor
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Manufacturing Operator/Technician
  • Research Technician
  • Forensic Lab Technician
  • Environmental Lab Technician
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Degrees We Offer

  • Associate in Applied Science | 2 years

NCC has transfer agreements in biotechnology with Cedar Crest College and East Stroudsburg University. 

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"When I applied for a job with a pharmaceutical giant, my resume stood out among the masses and I was hired. They remembered me. I'd been an intern there as part of my studies at NCC." - James George '05, NCC Biotechnology alum, Research Associate at Sanofi Pasteur

Featured FacultyBarbara Bielska

Featured StudentCarlos Vasquez

Featured AlumniMatt Finley


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