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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.

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. **Please note, applications are no longer being accepted for Summer 2023.**

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