Biotechnology

Where ‘gene’-ius meets innovation!

Conduct a wide range of tasks such as analyzing DNA for disease detection, transforming bacteria to produce desired protein products, contributing to forensic investigations, and ensuring quality control.

Student Reviews

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Zack Thornton
"I chose this program to be able to learn how to create ...
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Zack Thornton
Dixie Tech Student
"I chose this program to be able to learn how to create things that will improve the lives of my loved ones and the people around me. What I love the most about this program is the hands-on curriculum and my incredible instructor, who is always looking for ways to help us succeed."
Zack Thornton
Zack Thornton
Dixie Tech Student
John Parslow
"As an older student the Biotechnology program is giving me the ability ...
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John Parslow
Dixie Tech Alumni
"As an older student the Biotechnology program is giving me the ability to fulfill my life long dream. I have always wanted to be able to do more to help my community and the world. With Biotech I can make the food supply safer and hunt down and eradicate diseases. The education is top notch and I sincerely hope they expand this breakout science program."
John Parslow
John Parslow
Dixie Tech Alumni
Ashton Woodson
"This program is a solid foundation to work in any lab. I am considering a ...
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Ashton Woodson
Dixie Tech Student
"This program is a solid foundation to work in any lab. I am considering a veterinary lab to help diagnose animals and determine treatment methods or another opportunity in a forensics crime lab. I love our small class size, the friends I have made, and the one-on-one help our instructor gives."
Ashton Woodson
Ashton Woodson
Dixie Tech Student

Program Overview

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.*

*Source: careeronestop.org

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$5,190.00

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE

Program Length:

10 months

Credit Hours

28

High School: Open to Seniors. Tuition is waived for high school students, however they are still responsible for course fees, textbooks and additional costs.

Upcoming start dates:

January 7, 2025 | 9:30am – 2:30pm | Mon – Thur

Need more information?

435.674.8400

Courses

what you’ll learn

Biotechnology

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.

biotechnology COURSES (28 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

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
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790
council.org

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

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.

Term:
Tuition:
Course Fees:
Total Tuition & Course Fees:
Total Cost:
$2,940
$2,250
$5,190

Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$5,190.00

Additional Costs:

$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.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
January 7, 2025
Monday - Thursday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.

Program Length:

10 months

Admissions Process
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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

Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:

  • Equivalent ACT/SAT scores.
  • College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above.
  • Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.

Cost of Accuplacer test: $15

 

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IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

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Immunizations must be completed at least 30 days prior to the cohort start date. Students who do not have their immunizations completed on time may lose their spot in the cohort.

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Education Verification

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. 

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Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.

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Background Check

Required prior to first day of class

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Drug Screen

Required prior to first day of class

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Application Review

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.

career pathways

what you can become

Biological Technician

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Agricultural Technician

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Food Science Technician

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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 Mathis

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.

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Questions about this specific program? Maybe a question about Dixie Tech? Our advisors are here to help.

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