Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Biotechnology, CTS

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The Biotechnology program offers hands-on, competency-based instruction to prepare students for entry-level positions in the biosciences industry. Students completing this program will be prepared to take the Biosciences Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE), an industry-recognized credential. Courses in the Biotechnology CTS program can be used toward the completion an Associate of Science transfer degree, allowing students to pursue both concurrently.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Perform biotechnology laboratory skills and use biotechnology laboratory equipment;
  • Apply mathematics in the biotechnology laboratory;
  • Exhibit appropriate workplace safety and behavior in the biotechnology laboratory; and
  • Complete the Biosciences Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE).

First Semester Total: 14-15

Second Semester Total: 7

Total Credits: 21-22

*Indicates pre or corequisite needed. Check course description. 

Program Information

  • Upon program completion, students will be prepared for the Biosciences Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE). 

Opportunities after Graduation

Career options in the biotechnology field include

  • Biotechnology companies;
  • Pharmaceutical industry;
  • Research facilities;
  • University settings;
  • Diagnostic laboratories;
  • Medical device manufacturing; and
  • Agricultural industries.


Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor
Russ Lamson Jessie Smith
LRC 129 RH 108
(406) 756-3885 (406) 756-4182
rlamson@fvc.edu jhsmith@fvcc.edu


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