Become an innovator in biotechnology with professional education offered at Southwest.
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
Biotechnology Technology A.A.S.
Forensic Science Technician A.A.S.
- 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