Bruce Van Dyke Chair
Biotechnology and Compliance
Phone: (617) 984-1669
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Isso Bayala Instructor
Biotechnology and Compliance
Phone: (617) 984-5936
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Kristin Cutaia Program Director
Biotechnology and Compliance
Phone: (617) 984-1756
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Biotechnology & Compliance Program

The Biotechnology & Compliance Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the biotechnology industry. Students will develop a broad laboratory science-based background through courses focused in the life and chemical sciences, and will obtain industry-specific knowledge in the areas of quality control (QC) and good manufacturing practice (GMP). In addition, students will utilize state of the art equipment and instrumentation. Upon successful completion of the program, students may enter the workforce directly as entry-level laboratory technicians or research assistants, or may transfer to a four-year university to continue their studies at the baccalaureate level. Students can choose from an Associate’s Degree or Certificate in Biotechnology and Compliance.

Day and Evening Short Courses in AKTA pure, HPLC and GC


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Customizable course content and scheduling are available to meet company needs.

These courses are highly recommended for:
• Researchers
• Laboratory Technicians
• Manufacturing Technicians
• Chromatography Instructors
• QC and QA Personnel

ÄKTA Pure Training Course

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Gas Chromatography (GC)

Course Cost: Industry ($1600), Researchers ($1000), Students ($800)

For more information, please contact Kristin Cutaia, Biotechnology & Compliance Program Director, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Quincy College offers both an Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology and Compliance, and a Certificate in Biotechnology and Compliance.


Program Outcomes
At the completion of the Biotechnology and Compliance Program, the student should be able to:
• Practice ethical standards of integrity, honesty, and fairness in scientific practices and professional conduct
• Compare and contrast aspects of the central dogma: DNA→mRNA→Protein
• Use appropriate computer software and hardware skills to accomplish biotechnology lab tasks
• Demonstrate technical knowledge of specialized techniques and instrumentation
• Communicate thoughts, orally and in writing, in a clear well-organized manner that effectively informs and clarifies scientific principles and lab techniques
• Use scientific procedures and current and emerging technologies to conduct safe and appropriate laboratory experiments and to collect data that are validated and documented
• Comply with and adhere to national, state, and local standards, policies, protocols, and regulations for laboratory and manufacturing activity
• Apply scientific knowledge and principles as well as quantitative methods and relevant technology to think critically and solve complex problems in biotechnology

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    Biotechnology and Compliance Newsletter
    January 2014 - Volume 1/Issue 1



    Defining “Biotechnology”


    Biotechnology is the practical application of science developed by a cluster of diverse fields with a common link. It utilizes living organisms to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of life. The practical applications of biotechnology can be found in the following sectors:

    • Pharmaceutical products (medications)
    • Agriculture (genetically modified organisms)
    • Research
    • Bioremediation (removal of environmental pollutants)



    Career Spotlight:


    • Process Development Associate
    • Validation Specialist Facilities Technician
    • QA Documentation Coordinator
    • Manufacturing Technician-Upstream
    • Manufacturing Technician-Downstream
    • Chemistry QC Technician
    • Microbiology QC Technician

    The average starting salary for associate’s degree holders in Biotechnology is $40,000-50,000.