Deborah R. Davis, PhD
Acting Biotechnology Coordinator
Co-PI, AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
500 Newtown Pike, SEC 205O 
Lexington, KY 40506-0235
Phone: 859.246.6451

Program Information

The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician AAS program provides the basic knowledge and laboratory skills needed to prepare for entry level jobs in university, government, pharmaceutical or industrial biotechnology laboratories. Graduates of the program will be able to seek employment in biotechnology laboratories such as biomanufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, research and development, and regulatory bioscience. The program has been designed to develop skills in basic analysis of biological molecules (DNA and proteins), use of bioreactors, recombinant DNA technology, generation of cell cultures, immunological method applications, regulatory compliance (GMPs and GLPs), accurate documentation, and laboratory safety skills. The Basic Biotechnician certificate introduces hands-on laboratory training needed for entry-level employment in a biotechnological laboratory. The Advanced Biotechnician certificate provides practical laboratory skills to supplement theoretical knowledge to improve employability in the biotechnology industry. Some courses are dual credit and college credit can be earned while students are enrolled in secondary school. See the Program Flier for more information.

Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship

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Program Website

Visit the program website to learn more about degree requirements, program faculty, career opportunities, and more.

Program Plans/Majors

A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.


Biotechnology Lab Technician (PDF) (Word)


Advanced Biotechnician (PDF) (Word)
Basic Biotechnician (PDF) (Word)


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