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Learn more about our Accredited Biotechnology program
Biotechnology is the crossroads of science, technology, and innovation. It is a field where technicians test, study, and analyze cells, molecules, and other organic materials. By delving into the intricate world of cells, molecules, and DNA, they harness this knowledge to create medicines, ensure food safety, diagnose rare genetic diseases, catch criminals, and so much more.
As everything around us is composed of molecules and cells, Biotechnology has the potential to positively impact virtually every industry.
As a student of this program, you will:
- Learn about genetic engineering and how to manipulate DNA.
- Understand biological principles in solving real-world problems.
- Gain hands-on experience with advanced lab equipment and tools.
- Analyze and manipulate cells for various purposes.
- Understand quality control measures accross multiple industries.
Attainable Certificates include:
- Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate
This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:
- Biological Technicians – Median Income $64k year, with top earners at $167k year.*
- Agricultural Technicians – Median Income $42k year, with top earners at $64k year.*
- Food Science Technicians – Median Income $48k year, with top earners at $71k year.*
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE
Upcoming start dates:
January 17, 2024 | 9:30am – 2:30pm | mon-thur
January 7, 2025 | 9:30am – 2:30pm | mon-thur
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what you’ll learn
Biotechnology is the crossroads of science, technology, and innovation. It is a field where technicians test, study, and analyze cells, molecules, and other organic materials. By delving into the intricate world of cells and molecules, they harness this knowledge to create medicines, ensure food safety, diagnose rare genetic diseases, and so much more. As everything around us is composed of molecules and cells, Biotechnology has the potential to positively impact virtually every industry.
CORE biotechnology COURSES (12 CREDIT HOURS)
TEBI 1010: Fundamentals of Biotechnology – 3 credit hours
TEBI 1020: Laboratory Safety – 1 credit hour
TEBI 1030: Pipette Calibration and Technique – 1 credit hour
TEBI 1040: Aseptic Technique – 1 credit hour
TEBI 1050: Chemical Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques – 3 credit hours
TEBI 1060: Data Analysis – 3 credit hours
Advanced Biotechnology Courses (16 Credit Hours)
TEBI 1070: Quality Control and Manufacturing Practices – 4 credit hours
TEBI 1080: DNA Manipulation and Analysis – 4 credit hours
TEBI 1090: Protein Purification and Analysis – 4 credit hours
TEBI 1900: Externship – 4 credit hours
COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION
Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:
Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable
Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.
Tuition is waived for High-School students, however they are still responsible for course fees and additional costs.
Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.
$30 – Fingerprints/Background Check
$45 – Scrubs
$20 – Lab Coat
TBD – Textbooks
Need help paying for college?
Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.
cohort start dates
upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.
Professional Goal Statement
Accuplacer, act or sat score requirements
Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:
Math – 245
Reading – 245
English – 245
ACT Qualifying scores:
Math – 15
Reading – 15
English – 15
SAT Qualifying scores:
Math – 390
ERW – 290
ERW – 290
Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:
- Equivalent ACT/SAT scores taken within the past 5 years.
- College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above taken within the past 5 years.
- Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.
Cost of Accuplacer test: $15
Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.
High-school students can sign up for an Accuplacer Test or provide qualifying ACT/SAT test score results.
Pay $10 Application Fee
Required prior to first day of class
Required prior to first day of class
After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding thier acceptance status.
To get started on these requirements begin an application.
what you can become
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Food Science Technician
Steps to take
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Industry Expert Instructor
Our industry-leading instructor, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, and prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of Biotechnicians.
Laurie enjoys birdwatching and family time. Her love of the outdoors led her to biology, where she taught at Utah Tech University before starting the Biotechnology program at Dixie Tech. “It’s special due to the wide-ranging opportunities it offers in various lab branches, accessible to everyone.”
Biotechnology Industry Partners
Dixie Technical College’s OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.