The Associate in Science in Biotechnology is flexibly designed for students to pursue either of two pathways: Earn an Associate degree in Biotechnology and join the workforce, or transfer to a four-year college already trained to effectively function in a bioscience laboratory. Learned skills are applicable to earning a bachelor degree in bioscience fields including: biology, biotechnology, medical technology, environmental science, and related fields. Both Associates and Bachelor degrees are applicable to jobs in healthcare, environmental science, bioscience research, bio-manufacturing, biofuels, food science/food quality control, diagnostics, drug development\manufacture, microbiology, forensics and veterinary medicine. Biotechnology jobs involve hands-on technical skills, inquiry, and problem solving. If you are interested in a career that engages both the hands-on “do it” part of you and you like to problem solve and know how living things work, this program will get you started.
Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC)
Partnership in Biotechnology
Butler Community College has a partnership with Manhattan Area Technical College. This partnership is connected to their BIOTEKS (biotechnology Training in Kansas) program. We offer the lab components for the Advanced Biotechnology Certificate (ABC). Biotechnology is a rapidly growing field that is creating an increased need for skilled laboratory and biomanufacturing technicians. Students interested in this area of study should contact the Biology Department chair at Butler Community College.
Department Lead, Assistant Professor
Office: Butler of Andover, Rm 6446