Welcome to the ACC Biotechnology Program
The Biotechnology Program offers a variety of cutting-edge certificates and degrees tailored for people wanting to enter into the bioscience and biotechnology workplace. We offer Entry-Level Certificates, an Associate Degree and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate training.
Our degrees focus on a “hands-on” training approach spanning topics from basic laboratory skills such as micropipetting and solution preparation to more advanced skills such as quantitative PCR, HPLC and cell culture. In addition, the program also provides specialized training in bioinformatics, regulatory affairs, and biomanufacturing.
The AAS and ATC degrees have a capstone internship course where students apply all their new skills on the job. Most graduates are hired within their internship; others that are seeking employment find jobs in a few months after graduation.
We offer both day and night classes in both Round Rock and Austin, in addition to online and summer course offering to accommodate both day-time and night-time (working) students.
UT-ACC BIOTECH DUAL ENROLLMENT FOR UT STUDENTS
What is the program?
The program promotes UT students to seek dual enrollment with ACC and UT so they can complete the post bac certification in Biotechnology while at the same time finish their 4-year degree in Biochemistry at the University of Texas. UT students can take biotechnology courses at EVC or RRC over the 4 years
they are enrolled at UT. Usually students wait until sophomore or junior year but they can start sooner if they know they want to work in the biotech industry. The last course in the ACC Biotechnology program is the capstone internship course. Traditionally students take this course if they want to transition into a job as many local employers hire students immediately after they finish this course. Presently, the ACC Biotech Program has 100% placement and has even placed students in industry in other states.
How to enroll at Austin Community College
Go to Admissions and follow process.
Make sure to pay careful attention to registration dates for when you can register and what the deadlines are.
Registering for ACC Biotechnology Program courses
For any issues in registration or enrolling, there are text boxes that come up on the pages referenced, you can schedule a zoom session with admissions. If you still need clarification or assistance, contact Steven Spurlock.
See course schedule and click on Biotechnology for course information.
If you intend to enroll, contact Steven Spurlock for a Departmental Advising Session.
Exciting News and Trends in Biotechnology
Link to this Google folder to find out the latest:
- Report: Austin among top emerging life science cities in US
- The List: Austin area life science companies
WHY STUDY BIOTECHNOLOGY AT ACC?
ACC has low tuition rates – a fraction of University expense.
Typical jobs in the industry are 8-5 with full benefits and retirement.
Online, hybrid, and day and night classes offer convenience.
Get hands-on instruction using the latest equipment.
Experienced instructors are straight from the industry.
100% of students get internships in this exciting field.
Are you a Four-Year Student?
The ACC Biotechnology Program is providing an opportunity for 4-year students to rapidly acquire jobs in biomanufacturing. This summer, 4-year students can take the biomanufacturing course and the QA/QC course without having completed the prerequisite courses. It will be challenging, but these two courses can prepare you for an entry level position in an industry that is in need of employees. Contact Steven Spurlock for more information.
GAIN SKILLS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BECOME A BIOTECH BIOLOGIST
Are you a biology student? You never know what the future has in store for you. You never know in which field of science you will end up working in. Expand your options by taking biotechnology core courses (Biol 1414 and Biol 1415) and gaining biotechnology laboratory skills. These courses will count toward your Biology degree plan. Click here for more information.
Are you a High School Student?
We offer the only dual credit biotechnology courses in the State of Texas. Find out about dual credit opportunities.