You want to explore the modern frontiers of science and you find the possibilities of biology fascinating. We're excited for you!

At Harford, you can channel this creative energy into biotechnology, where you'll find career opportunities in fields like medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, biofuels, and more. Biotechnology uses living organisms or components of them to create new products or processes and is giving rise to a variety of new fields and industries with diverse job opportunities. 


At Harford Community College, we offer a biotechnology certificate that can prepare you for entry-level employment in the biotechnology workforce.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Biotechnology Certificate


No. of Credits:

Certificate: 34


Contact Information:

Jaclyn Madden







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your biotechnology studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in biotechnology through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

General Biology

Foundations of Biotechnology

Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology


Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology

Biomanufacturing and Biosafety

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a certificate in biotechnology at Harford, you can acquire the skills you need to enter the biotechnology workforce.

Potential Careers

  • Biotechnicians

  • Biomedical Engineer

  • Biochemist

  • Medical Scientist

  • Biological/Clinical Technician

  • Process Development Scientist

  • Biomanufacturing Specialists


Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.