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Do you love "hands-on" science labs and enjoy details and research? This career pathway provides juniors and seniors in high school with real experience in biotechnology techniques and theory and prepares them for continuing education in biotechnology degree programs or related science fields. Recommendations for this program include an overall GPA of 2.0 or above, successful completion of Algebra I and Biology I, and a love of science.


Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.


Introductory Biotechnology
AP Biology120
Biotechnology I120
Biotechnology II120
Survey of Biotechnology120
Employability Skills I45
Total Hours525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time)1 year
Advanced Biotechnology
Advanced Biotechnology I120
Advanced Biotechnology II120
AP Environmental Science120
Biotechnology Capstone120
Employability Skills II45
Total Hours525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time)1 year

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE)
National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:45-3:45 PM; High School Students 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Biological Science Laboratory Technician, Biological Technician, Environmental Technician, Laboratory Technician, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Specialist, Research Technician, Resource Biologist, Wildlife Biology Technician – Approximate Pay Potential: $10-33/Hour. (source:

Dr. Fiona McAlister

Dr. Fiona McAlister

Biotechnology Instructor

Janie Herriott

Janie Herriott

Biotechnology Instructor

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