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Student in biotech labFall 2019 BITC 2411 Instrumentation Class to Publish Paper
The Biotechnology Laboratory Instrumentation (BITC 2411) course has lectures and laboratory practice units. For this fall 2019 semester, in the unit 7B, students were asked to determine the amount of caffeine in different commercially available beverages. Read more…

 

Cell SlidesE14 Stem Cell Project
Cell culture is the process of removing cells from their natural conditions, then growing and manipulating them in a controlled environment. ell culture offers a model of cellular and molecular systems where the normal physiology and biochemistry of cells can be studied, along with the effects of drugs, toxic compounds, and other conditions. Read more…

 

Biotechnology Semiannual Poster and Presentation Event
On December 9th, the Biotechnology Department hosted end of the semester mixer coupled with Instrumentation Class Presentations and Internship Posters. Read more…

 

Jessica Codgill at Bioo ScientificJessica Codgill at Bioo Scientific
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PCR tube rack designed by ACC students

Students participate in 3D printing training unit and design challenge
Dual enrollment Austin Community College (ACC)/Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) Intro to Biotechnology II (Biol 1415) students participated in a two week training unit and design challenge on 3D printing. Read more…

 

Amanda Van Rhyn ACC BiotechAmanda was an intern during the fall 2015 semester at Spot*On Sciences
Amanda credits ACCs biotechnology program preparing her well for industry jobs… “professors did a great job reinforcing lab safety and hygiene skills while also preparing students to use the time and space in the lab wisely. ACC was rigorous about expectations of professional conduct.” Read more…

 

Cecil Shive ACC Biotech

Cecil Shive credits his success to the ACC Biotech Program
After serving as a soldier in the Texas Army National Guard, Cecil took advantage of the G.I. Bill and returned to school to acquire new skills that are in demand for today’s job market.  He decided to pursue an Associate’s Degree in Biotechnology because the program has a workforce focus with strong job placement success. Read more…

 

Kevin Strickland ACC Student Success StoryKevin Strickland returned to school in 2013 to pursue a career in life-sciences
He quickly found a home in ACC’s Biotechnology Program. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for ACC,” Kevin said. “The professors have all helped opened so many doors for me and led to lifelong connections.” Read more…

 


accnews-thumb133x167-sonyaThe fight for a better life: Sonja Tellez rises from high school dropout to biotechnician
“A tenth grade drop-out, Lopez-Tellez had two young children and had worked in fast food and the electronics industry for eight years before she obtained her GED and enrolled at ACC in 2010.” Read more…

 

lahron-dornhoefer100x125Lahron Dornhoefer: Career change to Biotech
“The crash of the electronics industry in Austin caused me to loose my career as a machinist and at the age of 47 I returned to school. I found the Biotech program at ACC to be very challenging, and personally rewarding.” Read more…

 

nicole100x125Nicole Janette Bono: Biotech Graduate
“Nicole Bono graduated from our program in Fall 2002, Presently, she is finishing up her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University while working at the local area hospital as a EKG tech.” Read more…

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