Programs and Degrees
Bachelor of Science
Built in collaboration with our region's employers, this four-year program combines a strong academic curriculum with extensive hands-on training. The capstone internship with a prospective employer or private/public partner will move you beyond the classroom, allowing you to put your skills to the test in the real world.
Building on a strong curriculum, you'll choose to specialize in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical sciences or science education
Associate in Arts
The Associate in Arts degree with programs of study in the natural sciences provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students planning to major in the biological or physical sciences as well as those wishing to enter professional schools in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry or podiatry.
- Atmospheric Science & Meteorology (11903)
- Biology (10400)
- Biotechnology (12207)
- Geology (11904)
- Environmental Science (10203)
Associate in Science
Associate in Science Degrees, Biotechnology:
- Biotechnology (22027)
- Bioinformatics (22028)
- Chemical Technology (22029)
The 61-credit Associate in Science degree (A.S.) is designed for students who wish to quickly enter the workforce with specialized knowledge in the biotechnology industry. Many A.S. courses will also articulate to the bachelor of science degree offered through MDC's School of Science as well as other state colleges or universities.
Associate in Science Degrees, Landscape & Horticulture Technology:
- Horticulture Specialization (21005)
- Landscape Design Specialization (21006)
The Associate in Science degrees (64 credits) in Landscape and Horticulture Technology will prepare students for employment in horticulture and landscape industries as first-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, nursery and grounds-keeping employees, nursery production managers, landscape designers, special effects landscapers and landscape contractors. Students will learn concepts of plant physiology and growth, plant classification, plant care and production, pest control and pruning and shaping plants.
Advanced Technical Certificates
Advanced Technical Certificates, Biotechnology:
- Biotechnology (C6028)
- Bioinformatics (C6029)
- Chemical Technology (C6030)
These 33 college-credit, fast-track programs are designed to cross-train or retrain professionals from other fields who want to gain the skills and experience necessary to be successful in the bioscience industry.
College Credit Certificates
The 28-credit College Credit Certificate is designed for individuals seeking fast-track entry-level employment or supplemental training for those on a career track. The college credits earned in this program can be applied toward an A.S. degree in Biotechnology.
Horticulture Professional (63025)
The 12-credit College Credit Certificate in Agriscience for the Horticulture Professional is an advanced certificate for managerial positions in horticulture industries. The certificate will prepare students for employment in horticulture and landscape industries as nursery managers, landscape and grounds-keeping managers, nursery supervisors, landscape gardeners and parks workers. If a student should choose to continue his or her education in agriscience, the college credits granted in this program will apply toward an A.S. degree in Landscape and Horticulture Technology.
Horticulture Specialist (63026)
The 18-credit College Credit Certificate in Agriscience for the Horticulture Specialist is an introductory certificate designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in nursery and landscape industries, such as grounds-keeping, nursery and greenhouse production. If a student should choose to continue his or her education in agriscience, the college credits granted in this program will apply toward an A.S. degree in Landscape Horticulture Technology.