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Students in the Liberal Arts AS, Biology option, transfer to four-year science programs, teacher education programs, pharmacy schools, engineering programs, or physician assistant or physical therapy programs. Enrichment programs are offered to encourage students to continue their education beyond the bachelor degree by attending graduate or other professional schools.

The Biotechnology Program AS, is a joint degree program with the City College of New York (CCNY) leading to a B.S. or M.S. degree. Biotechnology can be broadly defined as the use of living organisms in the design of useful products as well as the exploration of the genetic and biomedical basis of how living organisms function. Some of the fields in which biotechnology plays an important role are: Forensic Science; medical research involving genetic diseases, cancer, screening and treatment; design of novel drugs aimed at specific biological targets; crop design and genetically modified organisms.

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) curriculum is a career program in which the student earns the A.A.S. degree. In addition to taking general core courses, certain liberal arts and science requirements, and specialized courses in medical laboratory technology, the student has a requirement to train in state-of-the-art hospital laboratories. Upon completion, students will qualify to sit for the NYS MLT license exam (this technician license is required for employment in NYS diagnostic laboratories). For more information about the MLT program, please contact Prof. Diane Price-Banks, program director, at or 718-289-5536.

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Bronx Community College has been granted "Serious Applicant Status," by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).  NAACLS contact information is as follows: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018-5119.  T: 773.714.8880 ext. 382, F: (773) 714-8886. W:

Bronx Community College and The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) have established a joint program in Ornamental Horticulture. Students study liberal arts and sciences at the BCC campus for the first year. They spend the second year at the NYBG for both academic courses and field experience in horticulture.

The Certificate Program in Animal Care and Management provides access to a career path in the veterinary care of primarily domesticated animals. Students learn techniques for working in a veterinary clinic, including how to properly use and care for the instruments in a laboratory, particularly sterilization techniques, and how to analyze blood and urine samples. This curriculum also provides a foundation for those who would like to continue their education for an A.S. or B.S. as a veterinary technician or a D.V.M. as a veterinarian.


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