The Biotechnology Technician program trains students for work in medical, industrial or agricultural research. The program is designed to provide hands-on practical experience and theoretical knowledge in a variety of laboratory procedures. During the final semester, students complete an internship at a local institution, hospital or business.
The Biotechnology Forensic Science Technician Concentration provides students with the biotechnology and forensic skills necessary to work in a federal, state, local or private criminal investigation laboratory. The core program consists of intensive laboratory-based coursework that culminates in an internship.
Degree and Academic Map Information
- Before applying to the Biotechnology Technician Program, students should contact Dr. Amy Waddell, Biotechnology Coordinator, or Dr. Juliann Waits, Forensics Coordinator, for advising.
- Being admitted to Southwest does not guarantee admission to the Biotechnology Program. View the Criteria for Admission to Specialized or Limited-Enrollment Programs information.
- View a listing of all Biotechnology courses for the current semester. The Biotechnology Program is primarily taught on the Union Avenue Campus which is convenient to downtown and Midtown Memphis.
- Dr. Amy Waddell, Biotechnology Coordinator
- Union Avenue Campus Nursing, Natural Sciences, and Biotechnology Building, Room 312
- Dr. Juliann Waits, Forensics Coordinator
- Union Avenue Campus
M Building, Room 308
- Irina Alekseyeva-Logsdon, Secretary