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Welcome to Biotechnology at FCC
Biotechnology Career Programs

Open to Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) high school juniors and seniors through work-based learning coordinators at FCPS, these all-new 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. An earn and learn industry-driven model aligned with high quality career fields, the apprenticeship program allows employers to develop and prepare their future workforce through paid work experiences combined with classroom instruction. Participating companies include Kite, Lonza, Texcell and VaLogic

Spring 2023 Biotechnology Internship ProgramFCPS Juniors & Seniors
Monday through Friday | 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. | January 23 to May 12, 2023 | No Cost
This Biotechnology Internship Program is offered as an internship through FCPS whereby FCPS high school juniors and seniors are eligible to participate. Students will earn high school credits while receiving valuable hands-on career training and experience in the field of biotechnology. Participating students:
  • Attend your home high school in the morning and participate in the internship program at Frederick Community College in the afternoon for 15 hours per week. You will need to arrange for your personal transportation.
  • Supervision is provided by an FCC partner in collaboration with an identified contact in the local school system. 
  • Earn 2 high school credits and an industry recognized credential for participating in this program, both counting toward high school attendance and graduation. 
  • Have the opportunity to earn three articulated FCC credits. 
  • Develop work-based learning experience leading to high-wage, high-skill, in-demand careers in the biotech industry.
Important: To apply, contact the Work-Based Learning (WBL) coordinator at your high school. There are no pre-requisites.
Summer 2023 Biotechnology ProgramFCPS Graduating Class of 2023
Monday through Thursday | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | June 12 to June 22, 2023

FCPS students graduating in spring 2023 are invited to participate in this all-new 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.

Biological 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

ual EnrollmentFCPS 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 classes at FCC towards earning a biotechnology degree while in high school. . 

TEM Scholars • Incoming FCC Freshmen
Scholarship program offering up to $13,000 in financial aid
STEM Scholars is available to incoming freshmen pursuing a STEM degree, such as biotechnology, and offers financial aid as well as a training and mentorship program

Contact Us

Savita Prabhakar • Biotechnology Program Manager
Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike • Frederick, MD 21702