Our program prepares students for careers as entry-level technicians in biotechnology and life sciences laboratories. Over a 7-month program, divided into two semesters and coupled with a 12-week paid industry internship, students master the cutting-edge technical skills, instrumentation, and quality control measures required to work as entry-level lab technicians. Each semester follows a thoughtful workflow that incorporates practice of industrial methods to prepare students for work in the thriving biosciences economy. In addition to hands-on technical laboratory training, students are mentored by industry professionals and learn valuable career skills including communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and time management.
All tuition and fees will be waived in their entirety for students in the program. Stipends may be available to some students to help with living expenses, and a laptop computer is supplied to all enrolling students and gifted to graduates upon successful completion of the program.
Introduces standard laboratory practices and instrumentation in a molecular biology workflow where students will:
Expands laboratory skills and techniques through a bioprocessing workflow where students will:
Over the first four years of the program, 78% of students enrolled have graduated and 90% of our graduates have begun working in the biotechnology industry or enrolled in college to study science. Annual starting salaries of our recent graduates range from $34,000 to $56,000.
Our alumni have been hired full-time at companies on the North Shore, Boston, and Cambridge, including:
Gloucester Biotechnology Academy has established agreements with Salem State University and North Shore Community College to award credits to graduates of our program who are accepted into these institutions to pursue a degree in science.