Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Research and Industry: a Wealth of Possibilities

Bioscience technology is a growing and dynamic field that applies life processes to practical uses, such as the manufacturing of medical devices and the development of new bioscience procedures. From pharmaceutical drugs to pacemakers, genetically engineered plants to gene therapy, bioscience technology is at work all around us.

Careers in the bioscience industry are as varied as bioscience products themselves. Biotechnicians work in research, manufacturing and quality control, in analytical labs and in the field. Local partners, including Genentech, Welch Allyn, Oligos Etc., Inc and HemCon, helped the PCC Bioscience Technology program create the Biotechnician Certificate and refine and expand the options within the existing Associate of Applied Science Degree in Bioscience Technology.

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You start by earning the certificate and have the option to continue on to earn an associate’s degree. Both the certificate and the associate’s degree provide you with a solid foundation for a career in the bioscience industry.

Degrees and Certificate

Coursework features real-life experience and authentic lab training in the skills and knowledge that employers value most. The program maintains a strong connection with local industry and includes a work experience component that helps place students in valuable internships.

In this program you can earn the following:

  • Bioscience Technician Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science in Bioscience Technology
  • Transfer credits to four-year school

Students who wish to transfer should discuss specific requirements with a departmental advisor.

See the Catalog for information regarding program requirements.

What's Next?

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  1. Visit the program admission page to learn how to apply to the Bioscience program.