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Biotechnology, Which Path Should I take?
Bioscience Education Center

Supported by the Paul Peck Applied Science and Technology Center

Biotechnology Programs at Montgomery College offer practical training that enables you to apply for entry level employment in biotechnology laboratories and manufacturing facilities in Maryland and beyond. Additional programs such as Bio-Track and BIOTrain offer opportunities to enhance your Biotechnology skills through training modules and workshops. We deliver a full range of courses including Cell Culture, Instrumentation, Protein Biotechnology, Immunology, Nucleic Acids, and Biomanufacturing.

What Path Do You Take? Are you working toward a degree or to enhance your skills?

I. Bio-Trac®, graduate and post graduate training workshops:

Bio-Trac logo, Biotechnology

Bio-Trac® has partnered with Montgomery College to offer graduate & post graduate level hands-on laboratory training for research scientists at the Bioscience Education Center's state-of- the-art facility in Germantown, Maryland . Learn more about the Bio-Trac® courses.

II. BIOTrain, a series of training modules:
BIOTrain, a partnership of biotechnology companies led by Montgomery College to offer training modules

BIOTrain is a sector partnership of biotechnology companies, government, nonprofits, led by Montgomery College and working together to shape a technical workforce that is ready for today and tomorrow.
Biotechnology thrives on talented employees that add to their abilities over time through work experience, seminars, meeting and short courses.
Visit BIOTrain to view the schedule of Current Training Modules.

III. Desire to take one or more courses to expand or sharpen skills?

Select WD&CE Biotechnology Courses are Noncredit, Open Enrollment and are co-listed (shared) with semester long credit classes. If you are not looking for a degree, you may take these courses to improve your biotechnology skills. Upon completion of the course(s) students receive a Certificate of Course Completion. See course descriptions of WD&CE Biotechnology co-listed classes. Visit the WD&CE Biotechnology Class Schedule.

IV. Looking for a degree? Interested in a Biotechnology A.A.S. ?

Students desiring an Associates Degree in Biotechnology should apply for admission to Montgomery College. Once admitted to the College you must register for the Biotechnology A.A.S. program. These are credit courses and count toward your degree. See the Biotechnology Class schedule. Learn more about a Biotechnology A.A.S. Degree .

V. Do you already work in the field? Do you wish to earn a Certificate in Biotechnology or Biomanufacturing?

This curriculum is suitable for students currently working in these fields who want to upgrade or update their skills or for those who have obtained a bachelor's degree in the life sciences and want additional training. Students should obtain consent of the program coordinator and meet the prerequisites before enrolling in the certificate curriculum.
Visit the Biotechnology Certificate Program or the Biomanufacturing Certificate Program

VI. Customized Biotechnology Courses for your organization:

Customized Biotechnology courses that fit the the needs of your organization can be easily arranged. Please contact Michael D. Smith for more information on how Montgomery College can train you or your employees in critical and advanced techniques using state of the art equipment and methods. Contact
Dr. Michael D. Smith 240-567-7785.


Contact Us:
  • Dr. Michael D. Smith, Biotechnology Program Director
  • Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education
  • 200200 Observation Drive, Room HS243
  • Germantown, MD 20876

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