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The biotechnology program at Ivy Tech is taught by instructors with real-world experience. Students will use state-of-the-art laboratories that are equipped with instrumentation, supplies and equipment for an effective hands-on laboratory experience.

Classes focus on teaching a variety of procedures necessary to execute laboratory projects assigned in the student’s chosen field. Students will spend a significant amount of class time working hands-on doing laboratory activities either by themselves or in small groups with the ability to have one-on-one time with the instructor.   

Our Graduates

The Biotechnology Program prepares students for careers in a variety of life science and manufacturing settings including research, quality control, pharmaceuticals, and medical devise manufacturing.  

Graduates will have the foundation needed to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree or move right in to local, high-paying jobs in the community, including with some of our industry partners like Dow Agroscience, Eli Lilly, Cook Pharmica, Midwest Compliance Laboratories, and more.  These great partnerships lead to our graduates’ high job placement rate.

*According to a Battelle/Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Report “State Biosciences Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014.”

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.

Certificates

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Concentration
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Regulatory Affairs Concentration
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Degrees

Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 5 semesters)

Transfer Degree

Associate of Science
(60 credit hours = 5 semesters)


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

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The Biotechnology program is offered at the above Ivy Tech campuses: