Welcome to Biotechnology Programs
Join the growing biotechnology industry in Frederick County! Due to an ever-increasing demand for biological and medical research, as well as local legislation in support of biotech developments, career opportunities are multiplying throughout the industry with nearly 10% employment growth projected through 2023. Source bls.gov
To prepare you for success in this growing field, FCC provides expert-led instruction, in-depth knowledge, and essential skills for entry-level employment and career advancement in the biotechnology industry. Programs are designed for students to gain real-world experience through partnerships with local biotech companies, including Kite Pharma, Lonza, VaLogic, and Texcell.
“The City of Rockville, Montgomery County, the State of Maryland, Frederick County - all recognize the biotech sector as an engine of growth.” Source: Washington Business Journal
Get Started Today
From high school internships and continuing education classes to workforce training, apprenticeships, and academic pathways, FCC programs deliver hands-on training and valuable experience for a rewarding career. Registration is going on now with classes available in a variety of learning formats. Get started by viewing our program flyer PDF and exploring program options below today.
No Cost | No experience required
This hands-on training program, designed specifically for career-minded individuals including current biotech industry employees, provides a comprehensive industry overview with in-depth discussions on regulations, safety, teamwork, and communication, while also delivering in-demand skills, knowledge, and experience often required to secure entry-level employment in the industry. Participation offers an opportunity to earn four Bioscience Core Skills Institute (BCSI) credentials including:
• BCSI Safety-Hazard Assessment
• BCSI Small Volume Metrology
• BCSI Documentation & Standard Operating Procedure
• BCSI Aseptic Technique-Lab Bench