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.
- 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.