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Cloud County Community College

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The Agribiotechnology A.A.S. degree and Certificate programs will prepare students for entry-level positions in the emerging biotechnology industry.  The program provides a strong scientific background and extensive laboratory experience in methods currently used in research, government, and industry laboratories. 

Courses incorporate various skills important for employment in entry-level positions in the bioscience industry including laboratory techniques and instrumentation, basic computer skills associated with generating, analyzing and presenting experimental data, documentation of laboratory procedures according to industry standards, and regulatory affairs governing the bioscience industry.  Students will learn to effectively work in cooperative teams in a laboratory setting to plan and complete experiments in a timely manner.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Agri-Biotechnology Certificate (32-hour)

For more information contact Taryn Cipra, Agri-Biotechnology instructor, at


What you can do with a degree in Agri-Biotechnology. . .

There are many potential job opportunities with either the AAS degree or the Certificate program. Students will be able to find employment in the bio-science industry, academia, and government settings in the following areas:

• laboratory technician                    •  cDNA library coordinator
• research/development scientist     •  research technician
• sequencing technician                  •  bioinformatics technician
• cell culture technician                   •  protein purification technician

Anticipated salaries range from $15.00 - $26.00 per hour. Annual earnings for a laboratory technician are expected to average $30,000.


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