Collin College launched a program to help students prepare for entry-level lab technician jobs, according to a July 27 news release from the college.

The Biotechnology Boot Camp will include paid tuition and additional funding for a credentialing exam.

The details

Students in Collin College’s new biotechnology program will attend the following classes in the fall:
  • Introduction to Biotechnology I
  • Introduction for Biotechnology II
  • Quality Assurances for the Biosciences
Tuition for all three courses and accompanying labs will be paid for by a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant.

What else?

The boot camp is part of an effort to fill around 1,100 biotechnology jobs in the area.

The $8.8 million EDA grant includes hiring commitments from several local employers, including Texas Health, Children’s Medical Center, Medical City-HCA Healthcare and more.

Those interested in more information can email Bridgette Kirkpatrick at [email protected] or Carole Twichell at [email protected]. More information can also be found online.