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What will I learn?

The Biotechnology Laboratory Sciences Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in one of the hottest emerging fields today.

Biotechnology technicians assist in laboratory experiments and research for genetic modification used to create useful products for medicine, food, agriculture and alternative energy sources. Through Valencia’s program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of biotechnology while gaining hands-on experience through lab work and internship experience. The program emphasizes broad biology and chemistry concepts, basic microbiology, algebraic and statistical analysis, biohazard and safety procedures and core biotechnical laboratory techniques. College-level math is required.

Learn How To

Understand the biochemical properties of DNA, RNA and describe the PCR steps

Perform techniques relevant to biotechnology

Follow and demonstrate proper lab safety and documentation

Job Outlook

With the rapidly growing Medical City in Lake Nona, Orlando is rising as a national leader in biotechnology and medical research. There is an expected increase in demand for skilled biotechnology lab technicians to work within the many hospitals, research companies and universities planned to open in the area.

Potential Careers

  • Biological Technician
  • Cell Culture Technician
  • Research Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • DNA Finger printer
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Bio-Manufacturing Assistant

Which department am I in?

Valencia College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$9,383.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour. Based on rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. These rates are subject to change.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

East Campus

701 North Econlockhatchee Trail,

ORLANDO,

Florida,

32825, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$9,383.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour. Based on rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. These rates are subject to change.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

Lake Nona Campus

12350 Narcoossee Road,

ORLANDO,

Florida,

32832, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States.

For international students

U.S. high School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

English Language Requirements:

Official TOEFL result (minimum score 45)

Official IELTS result (minimum score 5.5)

Official LOEP result (minimum score 86 – offered at Valencia College)

Successful completion of English Composition or its equivalent (as determined by Valencia) with a grade of C or higher.

Application deadline: June/15 for fall; Oct/15 for spring.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Valencia College

Florida means easy access to beautiful beaches, sunshine throughout the year, iconic theme parks, top restaurants and excellent shopping amenities.

  • Awarded Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
  • Year-round campus events
  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • New campus open in Downtown Orlando

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