WASHINGTON, -  Today, The Manufacturing Institute released the fifth Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (c3bc) spotlight on Austin Community College (ACC).

The c3bc is a multistate consortium of 12 community colleges engaged in an educational and training initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor under grant TC- 23761-12-60-A-37. Under the c3bc, 12 Community Colleges nationwide coordinate to support strategies to assist grant participants to obtain employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations, such as biotechnology, biomanufacturing, and medical devices.

As part of the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (c3bc), ACC developed its Biotechnology program, a two-year program with 16-week courses, in which students come out with an Advanced Technician Certificate, an associate’s degree, or a Biotechnology Certificate. A key asset to this program is the required internship, which students take at the end of their first year, and has proven to be extremely valuable to local companies.

Read the full spotlight on ACC’s training program.

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