2-year AAS degree
Biotechnology is no longer accepting new students. Those students currently in the program can expect continued advising and financial aid through Kirkwood Community College until spring 2018.
From designing plants that produce better crops to finding cures to disease, biotechnology has made a mark on modern life. Most seldom realize nearly everything in our lives, including the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the various products we use every day, is touched in some way by biotechnology.
Students in Kirkwood's Biotechnology program first learn to operate and maintain lab equipment and adhere to federal guidelines. Later in the program, students prepare solutions and reagents; explore microbiology, cell biology, immunology, and genetic engineering and molecule biology; isolate and characterize proteins; and perform chemical assays.
Students will have proficiency in manufacturing, documenting scientific results, processing material, complying with current industrial regulations relating to quality control and assurance, and exhibiting individual qualities necessary in the biotechnology field.
Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.