Biomanufacturing Technology, Associate of Applied Science



Have you always wanted a career helping people and making a difference? Are you interested in the production of life-saving therapeutics? Then the biomanufacturing industry is for you. The Biomanufacturing Technology Associates of Applied Science (AAS) program at San Jacinto College equips students with a comprehensive understanding of bioprocessing and manufacturing techniques in the biotechnology industry. This program focuses on developing practical skills in upstream and downstream processing, quality control, and regulatory compliance. Students gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment, preparing them for roles in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, research and development, and biotechnology industries. Upon completion, graduates will be well-positioned for rewarding careers in the biopharmaceutical and industrial biotechnology fields.

With the new Biomanufacturing Technology AAS degree, San Jacinto College offers students the chance to receive hands-on, real-world experience in a bioprocessing center that includes upstream, downstream, and fill-finish training and cutting-edge equipment. The program is located on the South campus and will also be offered at the Generation Park Campus in the fall of 2025. For details on how to apply, students may email the program director, Dr. Nicole Bradley (

Earning Potential

Biological Technicians: $50,9781


Source:, median salary Gulf Coast region, 2022


Generation Park

South Campus


The Biomanufacturing Technology AAS curriculum dives into general industry operations and industry techniques, cGDP/cGMP standards, upstream and downstream processes, cleanroom gowning, quality control and quality assurance and regulatory compliance. After completion of the AAS degree students can transfer their skills to directly to day-to-day operations in the biotechnology industry. 

Students enrolling into San Jacinto College programs with external learning experiences (i.e., clinical, practicum, externship, cooperative, etc.) will be required to comply with the immunization requirements and policies of the clinical/external learning sites to engage in all clinical/external learning experiences. Vaccination requirements at clinical/external learning sites are implemented pursuant to the independent authority of such facilities and are not mandated by San Jacinto College. Failure to meet the immunization requirements mandated by clinical/external learning sites may limit a student’s ability to complete the program and/or may delay the student’s graduation date. San Jacinto College does not process exemptions, and students should address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the clinical/external learning site.

Plan of Study (Degree Plan)


Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First TermCredits
Select one of the following: 3
College Algebra
Plane Trigonometry
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
Elementary Statistical Methods (Statistics)
Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I)
BITC 1411 Introduction to Biotechnology 4
Select one of the following: 4
Biology for Science Majors I (lecture)
and Biology for Science Majors I (lab)
Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture)
and Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab)
BITC 1191 Special Topics in Biological Technology/Technician 1
Second Term
Select one of the following: 4
Introductory Chemistry I (lecture)
and Introductory Chemistry I (lab)
General Chemistry I (lecture)
and General Chemistry I (lab)
Select one of the following: 4
Microbiology for Health Science Majors (lecture)
and Microbiology for Health Science Majors (lab)
Microbiology for Science Majors (lecture)
and Microbiology for Science Majors (lab)
BITC 1302 Biotechnology Laboratory Methods and Techniques 3
BITC 1340 Quality Assurance for the Biosciences 3
Summer Year One Term
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
Second Year
First Term
BITC 2411 Biotechnology Laboratory Instrumentation 4
BITC 2377 Product Development to Commercialization 3
Select one of the following: 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Second Term
BITC 2431 Cell Culture Techniques 4
BITC 1403 Principles of Biochemistry 4
BITC 2386
Internship - Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Capstone
or Internship - Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Experience
Select one of the following: 4
Upstream and Downstream Manufacturing of Biologics
Molecular Biology Techniques
Medical Biotechnology
 Total Credits60

Capstone Experience: BITC 2386 Internship - Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Capstone or BITC 2387 Internship - Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Experience.