Welcome to Lakeland Community College's department of biotechnology science
Lakeland's biotechnology science program has a greater than 90% placement rate into jobs in the field or matriculation to a Bachelor's degree1. Full scholarships are provided by the Choose Ohio First scholarship program supported by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. See the program director for details.
Lakeland's biotechnology science program is the first of its kind in Northeastern Ohio. The program provides students with both in-depth understanding and hands-on experience in a wide range of biotechnology science laboratory techniques. Students may choose between a traditional, laboratory-based program of study or a hybrid course of study including extensive computer science offerings. During the final stage of the program, students are provided an internship at a local academic or industrial laboratory. Northeastern Ohio's biotechnology science community includes world leading biomedical research institutions, such as the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, as well as a growing number of independent "biotech" companies. One of the most important elements for the expansion of Northeast Ohio's biotechnology / biomedical industries is the need for a supportive infrastructure. Graduates of Lakeland's biotechnology science program will help fill the increasing need for competent biotechnology science technicians.
Sources: Department Of Labor American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant RAD subaward from BioOhio 2010-2013; Lakeland Community College follow-up surveys.