Biotechnology Center of Excellence

Welcome to the Future

Imagine inter-connected, inter-disciplinary study programs that engage industry and university partners, building bridges to a brighter economic future for Alamance County. 

We imagined that future.

We saw synergies – and new possibilities.

Can you see what possibilities emerge when Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Histotechnology, Mechatronics Engineering, Information Technology, Horticulture Technology, and Culinary Arts all come together?

How far off are new breakthroughs in bio-pharmaceuticals and virology?  Exciting discoveries in diagnostic testing and bio-informatics?  Bold advances in agri-science and food safety?  And all of this enhanced by the promise of robotics and computer technology?

BIOTECHNOLOGY PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE

Biotechnology is a wide-ranging field that can embrace stem cell and regenerative medicine, pharmacology, histotechnology, cytotechnology, nanotechnology, microbiology, herbology, biomanufacturing, and food crop science.

Biotechnology’s essence is using living organisms to perform specific industrial and manufacturing processes.  Much of the activities involve the area of research and development that is aimed at deriving new knowledge and new skills to help alleviate human suffering.

WHY ALAMANCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE?