About The Program

Students will learn basic molecular biology and chemistry principles, proper laboratory documentation methods, and laboratory techniques such as solution and media preparation, DNA purification and analysis, electrophoresis, chromatography, and quality control. In preparation for the required internship, the program provides students with instruction on resume and cover letter preparation, interpersonal skills, and workplace culture.

NOVA Biotechnology program AAS degree recipients are prepared to enter biotechnology and related industries as entry-level laboratory, research, or manufacturing technicians, among other positions. Students receiving the Career Studies Certificate may enter the field at the assistant or associate scientist levels.

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Program Degrees and Certificates

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Alexandria Campus
Michelle Gaston

Annandale Campus
Todd Tupper 

Loudoun Campus
Mitra Jahangeri

Manassas Campus
Xin Zhou

Woodbridge Campus
Vasanthi Krishnan