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biotechnology program at montgomery college

Biotechnology Program

Supported by the Paul Peck Applied Science and Technology Center

About the Biotechnology Program

About Paul Peck
Our Mission 
Internships and Partnerships 
Equipment, Facilities, & Donations 


About Paul Peck

Philanthropist Paul Peck contributed $1 million to support and expand the biotechnology program at the College for workforce creation. Funds from the gift will go toward the creation of the Paul Peck Applied Science and Technology Center at the College’s Germantown Campus.  Among the Center’s primary initiatives are the expansion of the College’s current biotechnology program and the addition of a two-semester Biotechnology Manufacturing certificate program. The gift will also support scholarships for students within the biotechnology program and the purchase of biotechnology equipment.


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Our mission is to provide state of the art educational opportunities in applied Biotechnology/Bioscience. This mission will be accomplished using integrated laboratory and theoretical exercises, with an emphasis on student participation in the laboratory component of the program. The skill set taught is designed to be relevant to the current needs of the Biotechnology community.

The program focus is the development of basic skills and thought processes critical to success in a laboratory environment. The relevance of instructional methods have been developed and are regularly updated with input from the Biotechnology Program advisory committee (composed of experts from the local Biotechnology community) and by ongoing discussions with representatives at all levels from the Biosciences Community.

Specifically, the Biotechnology Program:

  • Prepares students for employment at local Biotechnology companies.
  • Prepares students interested in transferring to other institutions offering four-year Bachelor of Science degree programs.
  • Provides continuing education and workforce development opportunities to current members of the Biotechnology community through either a semester-long credit program or a non-credit workshop program. Montgomery College will provide documentation to verify the successful completion of such training for either option.
  • Strives to serve as a resource and partner for the community, including the Biotechnology industry, other educational institutions, and the general public.

Read more about how Montgomery College developed the Biotechnology program by downloading the Building the Biotech Program at MC presentation (PDF - 113 KB).

Read Dr. Hercules Pinkney's Community College Week article "Nurturing Future Biotech Workers" (PDF - 662 KB).

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Internships and Partnerships

The Biotechnology Program at Montgomery College offers students internship opportunities during their studies. If you have internships available in the field of biotechnology, contact:

Collins Jones, Ph. D.
Biotechnology Industry Coordinator
Montgomery College
HT 421 
20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD  20876

Phone: 240-567-1910
E-mail: collins.jones@montgomerycollege.edu

 

Lori Kelman, Ph. D.
Biotechnology Education Coordinator
Montgomery College
HT 418
20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD  20876

Phone: 240-567-6929
E- mail: lori.kelman@montgomerycollege.edu


 

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Equipment, Facilities, & Donations

The program has two dedicated Biotechnology Laboratories at the Germantown campus restricted to students currently enrolled in the Biotechnology Program:

  • High Technology and Science Building (HTSC), Room 405 primarily dedicated to Nucleic Acid and Protein Methods instruction
  • Science Building, Biotechnology laboratory, Room 240 primarily dedicated to Cell Culture and Immunological Methods instruction

If you have equipment you would like to donate to the program, contact:

Collins Jones, Ph. D.
Biotechnology Industry Coordinator
Montgomery College
HT 421 
20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD  20876

Phone: 240-567-1910
E-mail: collins.jones@montgomerycollege.edu

 

Lori Kelman, Ph. D.
Biotechnology Education Coordinator
Montgomery College
HT 418
20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD  20876

Phone: 240-567-6929
E- mail: lori.kelman@montgomerycollege.edu


 

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Last Updated 10/13/2011


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