MCTC's Biotechnology A.S. degree program will prepare you for entry-level positions in the emerging and exciting biotechnology industry and is transferable to four-year baccalaureate majors within the biology and chemistry or related disciplines. Many courses in the program also transfer and apply to pre-med, pre-engineering, pre-vet and other academic tracks. This program provides you with a strong scientific background and extensive laboratory experience in methods currently used in research, government, and industry laboratories. You will learn various skills that are important to gain employment at entry level in the growing bioscience industry, including laboratory techniques and instrumentation; basic computer skills associated with generating, analyzing and presenting experimental data; documenting laboratory procedures according to industry standards; and understanding the regulatory affairs that govern the bioscience industry. You will learn how to effectively work in cooperative teams in a laboratory setting to plan and complete experiments in a timely manner, and your will also complete oral and written presentations. You will learn to prepare job search materials and practice interview skills. MCTC has developed partnerships within the industry and community, and you will benefit in numerous ways from these alliances, including possible industry internships, seminars by guest speakers from the industry, and industry and research laboratory tours. The Biotechnology program provides the academic coursework required to transfer to baccalaureate programs. MCTC has agreements with St. Cloud State University that facilitate transfer of the A.S. in Biotechnology degree coursework to all of the B.S. degrees in the Department of Biology, including the B.S. in Biotechnology. MCTC is working on additional transfer agreements. Where You Could Work Bioscience industry, academic and government settings in laboratory and instrumentation, quality control, quality assurance, production, manufacturing, documentation and several other divisions. You can also pursue a four-year degree in biology, chemistry or in related fields.