Southwest offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Biotechnology Technician or Biotechnology Forensic Science Technician concentration.
Biotechnology Technician Program
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.
Forensic Science Technician Concentration
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.
- Before applying to the Biotechnology Technician Program, students should contact Dr. Amy Waddell, Biotechnology Coordinator, or Dr. Juliann Waits, Forensics Coordinator, for advising.
- Being admitted to Southwest does not guarantee admission to the Biotechnology Program. View the Criteria for Admission to Specialized or Limited-Enrollment Programs information.
- View a listing of all Biotechnology courses for the current semester. The Biotechnology Program is primarily taught on the Union Avenue Campus which is convenient to downtown and Midtown Memphis.