Biotech Program at MCC is Platinum
Middlesex Community College’s Biotechnology Technician degree and certificate programs have received a Platinum endorsement -- the highest rating -- from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation’s 2017 Biotechnology Endorsement Program.
“This endorsement from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation is certainly an honor,” Middlesex President James C. Mabry said. “Biotechnology is an economic engine powering the commonwealth, and the college works hard to ensure our graduates are prepared to meet the workforce needs of our partners in the region.”
Kathleen Sweeney, dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math, added, “We are pleased to have our Biotechnology programs recognized with the highest endorsement from MassBioEd. It validates the work our Biotechnology coordinator and faculty do on behalf of the program and our students. It also highlights the valuable work faculty members do to collaborate with our industry partners in preparing our students for the workforce.”
Middlesex has the largest Biotechnology program in the state, with an average of 32 Associate Degree graduates and 40 certificate recipients each year.
MCC’s Platinum endorsement is a recognition that the college’s Biotechnology Technician curriculum aligns with core competencies developed by a working group of leaders from academia and the biotechnology industry.
Through its endorsement process, MassBioEd recognizes the contributions that community-college programs make in developing a skilled life-sciences workforce across the state.