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Biotechnology

Contact Information
Dr. Amy Waddell
Biotechnology Coordinator
Union Avenue Campus
M Building, Room 214
Phone    901-333-5224
Dr. Juliann Waits
Forensics Coordinator
Union Avenue Campus
M Building, Room 227
Phone    901-333-5226

Southwest offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Biotechnology Technician or Biotechnology Forensic Science Technician concentration. Each is outlined below.

Biotechnology Technician Program - Associate of Applied Science

The Biotechnology Technician program trains students for work in medical, industrial, or agricultural research. The program is designed to give hands-on practical experience as well as theoretical knowledge in a variety of laboratory procedures. During the final semester, students will complete an internship at a local institution, hospital or business. Students can apply to the Biotechnology Technician Program as outlined in the online catalog.

Biotechnology: Forensic Science Technician Concentration - Associate of Applied Science

The Biotechnology: Forensic Science Technician Concentration provides students with the biotechnology and forensic skills necessary for working in a federal, state, local or private criminal investigation laboratory. The core program consists of intensive laboratory based courses, culminating in an internship. Students can apply to the Biotechnology Technician Program with a concentration in Forensics as outlined in the online catalog.

Course Information

View a listing of all Biotechnology courses for the current semester.

Advising

Biotechnology is part of the Arts and Sciences Division. Before applying to the Biotechnology Technician Program, students should contact Dr. Amy Waddell, Biotechnology Coordinator, or Dr. Juliann Waits, Forensics Coordinator, for advising.