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Education Resources

Maryland’s robust biotechnology community is supported by numerous colleges, universities, research institutions, and organizations that offer world-class training. Prospective students can choose a program based on their goals and schedule with programs offered full-time, part-time, and with classroom, hands-on, and earn-while-you-learn experiences. Before choosing a biotech program, think about the types of responsibilities you would like and in what setting. Would you like to set up and maintain lab instruments and equipment and gather samples for analysis or would you prefer to analyze data or perhaps be out in the field as a salesperson? All these possibilities are open to people who are just starting their career or are looking for a career change. Once you choose the type of job you want, now it’s time to choose a program that will prepare you to pursue a career. It’s best to first determine what level of education you need and if you want to take classes online, in-person, or in a hybrid setting. Next, browse the list below or do an online search to see which programs will help you achieve your educational goals. Asking a teacher or guidance counselor/academic advisor is a good next step, as they may have supplemental information that will help guide you to the best school based on your preferences. How will I pay for school? That’s a common question and the answer can be a determining factor in which school you choose. Visit our Paying for College page to learn more about scholarships, grants, and financial aid.

Maryland Colleges and Universities

Montgomery College →

2-Year Degree
  • Biotechnology A.A.S. Degree: Completing the biotechnology associate’s degree prepares you to transfer to another institution and earn a bachelor’s degree or enter the workforce.

Certificates
  • Biotechnology Certificate: This is suitable for students currently working in the biotechnology or medical technology field who want to upgrade or update their skills preparing you for immediate employment in the biotechnology field
  • Biomanufacturing Certificate: This certificate is suitable for students who have completed high school and desire fast entry into the biotechnology industry

Frederick Community College Biotechnology Program →

  • Biotechnology A.A.S. Program: Students learn the necessary skills to qualify for employment in a variety of biotechnology industries or transfer to a four-year institution.
  • Biotechnology Certificate Program: Prepares students to work as process operators in biological products manufacturing facilities.
  • Biotechnology Letter of Recognition Provides an introductory level of training to prepare individuals to work as process operators in biological products manufacturing.
  • Frederick County Public Schools Project Lead the Way Biomedical (FCPS) (at Tuscarora High School). Program offered through FCPS’s Career and Technology Education program. A CTE completer consists of four courses within a specific career pathway. Typically, a CTE completer earns industry certifications and/or college credit.

Frederick County Workforce Services

Jobs For Grads Program: Job listings and special messages for high school graduates from companies in Frederick.

Youth Pathways ProgramThree-month career exploration program designed to help young adults identify and start a career path aligns with their skills and interests.

Experience Frederick Internship Program: Support to businesses in the Frederick County biotech industry and college students that are pursuing related education. Frederick County Workforce Services provides wage reimbursement to Frederick County businesses that host paid internships for college students and recent graduates. 

Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences

The foundation’s mission is to support educational needs at NIH, but courses are open to the public.

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Cecil College

Biotechnology A.A.S. Program:  Students learn the necessary skills to qualify for employment in a variety of biotechnology industries or transfer to a four-year institution.

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