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Apply principles of life sciences to find solutions to food issues that benefit farmers, producers and consumers alike.

Degree Options to Fit Your Career Goals:

  • Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
    Earn a valuable Agricultural Biotechnology Associate Degree in approximately two years.
  • Basic Laboratory Certificate
    Learn biotechnology basics with a one-semester certificate program.
  • Bioinformatics Certificate
    Take a semester of bioinformatics-related courses to earn field certification.
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Learn more about Agricultural Biotechnology.


Agricultural Biotechnology students learn by doing.

Genetically engineering insect-resistant plants to reduce harmful pesticides. Soil detoxification through phytoremediation. Making more efficient use of land and reducing land impact.

The Agricultural Biotechnology program, a combination of Alamance Community College’s horticulture technology and biotechnology tracks, sets students up for an impactful career making these agricultural processes as efficient and safe as possible.

Graduates will have the skills and experience they need to confidently enter an exciting, rapidly evolving industry – one that has a very real effect on the sustenance of life.

Agricultural Biotechnology graduates earn $40k yearly.

(Contingent on economy and geographic location)

What you'll learn

  • Plant genetics
  • Biomolecular structures and processes of plants
  • Biophysics
  • Biology of plant disease
  • Statistics
  • Laboratory techniques

Jobs you'll qualify for

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Animal Technician
  • Biofuel Technician
  • Agricultural and food science Technician
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Compliance Specialist

Curriculum plans for all levels

We know everyone is starting this journey from different places. That's why each plan is outfitted with specific courses to help you achieve your goals in your own time-frame.


Take the deepest dive into Agricultural Biotechnology with a two-year Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Gain exposure in all areas of agriculture and biotechnology to prepare for a lucrative career in the industry.

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Looking for a great value option? Learn all of the Agricultural Biotechnology basics in as little as one semester to become certified to begin employment as a technician specializing in laboratory science, animal science, agricultural science and more.

Join an excelling group of scientists in a new cutting-edge program.

As the demand for agricultural science and biotechnology grows, ACC is continuously developing this program to provide marketable skills to students in a changing twenty-first century industry.

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