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Heal, Fuel, and Feed the World: Make a Difference with Biotechnology

Young scientist working in laboratory - biotechnologyIf you consider science one of your strengths and want to make a difference in meeting our world’s challenges, you may want to consider a career in biotechnology. You’ll have the opportunity to work with leading-edge research, brand new concepts, and innovative products that can help heal, fuel, and feed today’s world.  

Discovering Hope and Healing
Many of today’s biotech therapies are using cells, DNA, and antibodies to create promising new treatments for patients with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. Pharmaceutical companies and research-based labs are growing in North Carolina and in need of employees with biotechnology training.

Preserving the Planet with Alternative Fuel and Materials
Biotechnology is providing alternatives to petroleum products. Bio-based fuels continue to help provide innovative solutions for many different modes of transportation. In addition, more packaging for food and personal care products is now using bio-based materials instead of plastics.

Boosting a Sustainable Food Supply
With the world’s population expected to reach 9 billion people by 2050, there is a push to produce more food per acre. Biotechnology is increasing crop yields and often requires less plowing, which reduces fuel use. Biotechnology technicians are also contributing to new greenhouse techniques that allow farmers to grow food with less soil and water.

Ready to Explore a Biotechnology Career?
Alamance Community College (ACC) offers a two-year associate’s degree in biotechnology, as well as two certificates. The program is part of the college’s Center of Excellence, and students take classes in a state-of-the-art facility that includes a cell culture lab, bioprocessing lab, and DNA lab.

To learn more about the curriculum in the Biotechnology program at ACC, download our free program preview today.