Southeast Community College
is now offering a Biotechnology program with Certificate, Diploma and Associate
degree options. Some classes can be taken as early as the upcoming summer term,
while the major portion of the program begins this fall semester. Core classes
will be at the Lincoln Campus, while others are available in Beatrice and
online. This is the only program of its kind in Nebraska.
“Biotechnology is a great
career field for those who love learning about science and want to apply that
knowledge to help create solutions to the challenges our society faces in important
areas like healthcare, food and fuel,” said Tracy Niday, program Co-Director.
Interested students can
explore the three award options: A Certificate (two semesters), a Diploma
(three semesters) or an Associate of Science degree (four semesters). All
courses are transferable to a four-year institution as either a degree
requirement or a science elective. Students should check with their transfer
institution to ensure transferability.
Misty Wehling said there are many career options in this field, including lab
and research assistants, cell culture technicians, animal lab technologists,
quality control analysts, and more.
industry is expanding and developing novel technologies and needs a highly
trained workforce,” Wehling said. “SCC’s stackable credentials, certificate,
diploma, and associate degrees, are specifically designed to meet industry
needs and provide a seamless pathway from high school to a bachelor’s degree.”
an exciting program with high potential of impact in helping the Biotechnology
workforce,” said Niraj Patel, Director of Operations at NEOGEN.
is the only community college in Nebraska to offer this program. Wehling said
classes are flexible with online, hybrid and face-to-face deliveries. For more
information about the program, click here: https://www.southeast.edu/biotechnology/