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County College Adds Life Sciences Degree To Its Arsenal

BLUE BELL PA – A new associate in life sciences degree was approved Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2014) by Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) trustees. The program is intended to “provide students with a clear pathway to a four-year degree in life science disciplines,” the college said, and will begin in the fall.

County College Adds Life Sciences Degree To Its Arsenal

The approval affirms the college’s commitment to develop courses in science, technology, engineering and math for skilled science and technology professionals for the region, its announcement added.

Designed for seamless transfer, the Life Sciences A.S. degree program while offering flexibility that accommodates concentrations in both traditional biology disciplines and biomedical health sciences.

College faculty members “continue to work with faculty from (other) four-year colleges and universities to ensure credits earned at MCCC’s Pottstown or Blue Bell campuses can be easily transferred to other schools, it said.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for life and medical scientists is expected to grow by 9 to 13 percent through 2022, depending on specialization. The median salary for life and medical scientists in 2012 ranged from $68,780 to $76,980.

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