Biotechnology - Associate in Applied Science

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Biotechnology. 261201


Biotechnology is the use of technology and applied biology to improve human life. Students in the Associate in Applied Science in Biotechnology learn the fundamentals of biology and chemistry on their way to more advanced understanding of cellular biology, genetics, and microbiology. Students have opportunities to learn hands-on skills in the laboratory, working with DNA, enzymes, cells, and small organisms such as bacteria, fruit flies, and plants. To complete their degree, students engage in an internship in an academic or industry laboratory off campus. Biotechnology career opportunities exist in animal sciences, biomedical technologies, immunology, pharmaceutics, forensics, and marine or environmental science. Graduates find employment in entry-level positions as technicians in biotechnology manufacturing, quality control, and research.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Southern Maine Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine

Local WIB

4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4

Name of Credential

Associate in Applied Science

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - New England Commission on Higher Education

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$2,800.00 Estimated cost of books for four semesters at $700/semester.

In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$2,520.00 Academic Services Fee, Comprehensive Fee, Course Fee, Document Processing Fee, Information Access Fee, Lab/Tech Fee, Parking & Transportation Fee, Student Activity Fee, Accident Insurance

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

29-2012.00Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106

Phone Number

(207) 741-5955

Fax Number

(207) 741-5631

Web Address

Last Updated

Dec 15, 2022


Dec 14, 2022


Dec 15, 2024

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