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Welcome to Biotechnology at FCC
Biotechnology Career Programs

Open to Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) high school juniors and seniors, these programs offer hands-on training and real-world experiences to students interested in pursuing a biotechnology career.

Following successful completion, opportunities include pursuing and acquiring a full-time apprenticeship after high school graduation which will pay for an associate degree at FCC and may lead to fully paid job opportunities in the industry. Participating companies include Kite, Lonza, Texcell and VaLogic.


Spring 2024 Biotechnology Internship ProgramFCPS Juniors & SeniorsFREE
Monday, Wednesday, Friday • 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. • August 24 to December 18, 2024
The Biotechnology Internship Program includes three dual enrollment classes offered through FCC and FCPS. 
  • Students will attend their home high school in the morning and participate in the internship program at Frederick Community College in the afternoon for 15 hours per week. 
  • Students are responsible for personal transportation between their high school and FCC.
  • Earn six (6) college credits from three 5-week dual enrollment classes:
    o    BIOT 101 - Biotechnology and Society (3 credits)
    o    BIOT 103 - Basic Lab Techniques (1 credit)
    o    INTR 102 - Internship (2 credits)
  • Earn 2 high school credits and an industry recognized credential.
  • Develop work-based learning experience leading to high-wage, high-skill, in-demand careers in the biotech industry.   
INTERNSHIP | Interest Form

Dual Enrollment • FCPS Juniors & Seniors

Earn your high school diploma and college credits simultaneously. 
Get a head start on your college education through the Dual Enrollment program. FCPS students can start taking college classes at FCC towards earning a biotechnology degree while still in high school. Frederick County Public School students may receive free tuition through Dual Enrollment at FCC for all courses.

Summer 2024 Biotechnology ProgramFCPS Graduating Class of 2024FREE

Monday through Thursday • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • June 17 to June 28, 2024
FCPS students graduating in the spring are invited to participate in this two-week summer program delivering an introduction to the local biotech industry. In addition to exploring the world of biotechnology at Frederick Community College, the program includes opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials and utilize program support to gain an entry-level position in the local workforce. 

SUMMER PROGRAM | Interest Form

iological Technician Apprenticeship • Incoming FCC Freshmen

Receive on-the-job training while earning income and a degree
In this program, you can earn a Biotechnology A.A.S. degree while receiving on-the-job training in the local biotech industry. As an apprentice, you can earn income while your employer pays for your education.