Major: Biotechnology at Northern Virginia Community College

The Associate of Applied Science in Biotechnology is part of the Biology/Biotechnology Technology/Technician program at Northern Virginia Community College

This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in entry-level positions at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies as laboratory, research, or manufacturing technicians. Coursework will develop an understanding of basic scientific principles in biology and chemistry, and will emphasize laboratory techniques and procedures such as solution and media preparation, DNA purification and analysis, electrophoresis, chromatography, maintenance of cells in culture, and quality control techniques.

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CIP Code:41.0101