Agricultural Biotechnology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program Description
The Agriculture Biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological, chemical, and agricultural technology.

The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve as a research assistant to a biologist or chemist; as a laboratory technician/instrumentation technician; or as a quality control/quality assurance technician. The curriculum will also serve to identify/create new areas of opportunity for farmers and other potential clients in rural North Carolina.

Course work emphasizes biology, plant tissue culturing, biotechnology, agriculture, chemistry, horticulture, mathematics, and technical communication.

Students should consult with their advisors to help plan a program of study to complete program course work and fulfill the minimum general education competency requirements that must be met prior to graduation.

Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program may choose to pursue employment opportunities and/or transfer some credits to selected colleges and universities for further study.