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Are you fascinated by biology and how living organisms work? Would you like to be at the forefront of scientific advancement in a field that touches almost every part of our lives?
Biotechnology may not be a career field that you’ve considered — but exciting and challenging jobs are possible with today’s rapidly expanding technologies.
Looking for a quick overview of the Biotechnology program? Take a look at
Biotechnology at a Glance for a summary of what a biological or clinical lab technician does.
By its simplest definition, biotechnology is using living things to make products or processes. Used for centuries, traditional biotechnology techniques include using microorganisms to:
Biotechnology can also refer to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or the manufacture of products from genetically modified microorganisms, including:
El Centro College
Many students who earn an associate degree in Biotechnology double-major in
Medical Laboratory Technology at El Centro College.