Why biotech?

Biotechnology is a growing sector of the economy. Students trained in biotechnology have the skills to work in the private sector, government and academia in fields as diverse as agriculture and biofuels, food science, pharmaceutical and medical research and biodefense. Demand for skilled employees is expected to increase throughout the next decade.

Why HCC?

Hutchinson Community College has a strong tradition of excellence in science education. We have committed significant resources to our new biotechnology program.

  • Recently completed Richard E. Smith Science Center
  • New faculty position created for biotech
  • US Department of Education equipment grant to fund state-of-the-art instrumentation

Students will have the option to complete an Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science or Lab Technician certificate.

Contact Information
Biotech Program Coordinator: Dr. Rob A. Holmes
Location: 127H SH
Phone: 620-665-3549

Biotechnology is creating a new industrial revolution based on biology instead of petroleum. As biotech processes replace old rust-belt technologies, they are enabling a transformation from a petroleum-based economy to a bio-based economy."
~ Brent Erickson