Our Programs

The BTI Laboratory Associates Program provides tuition-free training in basic laboratory skills to bright, ambitious, unemployed and under-employed Baltimore city residents who have the motivation and desire to improve their job prospects by learning basic, in-demand lab skills. A combination of classroom instruction,  hands-on instruction, and on-the-job work experience, enables BTI’s successful graduates to realize employment options, while employers benefit from a stream of ready-for-hire, well-qualified lab technicians.

BTI’s Laboratory Associates program consists of two components; first, a 12-week bridge program known as BioSTART designed to advance participants’ skills and knowledge in basic math, communication, and professional development each presented under the purview of the bio/lab-based industry; and a second and more intense second component, the BTI Laboratory Associates portion of the training, which provides the academics and practice in critical industry-related and bench skills necessary for success in the field.  The total program term is 6+ months and includes a required 100-hour, paid internship.  Through an articulation agreement with Baltimore City Community College, successful completers are eligible for 6 credits toward an AAS degree in biotechnology.

Enrollees of this program are mature, ambitious high school graduates, who have the desire to improve their job prospects by learning basic, in-demand lab skills. Many local companies currently employ our graduates

BioSciConcepts is BTI’s social venture, providing a variety of fee-based workshops to professionals currently employed in the biotechnical industry.  Workshop participants represent a variety of occupations within the industry, and come to BioSciConcepts for training based on a variety of needs.  Some enroll to learn advanced laboratory theory and gain hands-on experience in lab procedures. Others are interested in how the various technologies fit into their businesses or in updating their modern science knowledge.

Employees representing Pfizer, Baxter Healthcare, UMass, National Science Foundation, Genzyme/Geltex, Human Genome Sciences, Centocor, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions & E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company, to name just a few, have honed their skills at BioSciConcepts workshops.

Intro to PCR

Intro to Protein Expression

Intro to Cell Culture

Recombinant Baculovirus Techniques

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CNN Visit....

CNN visits BTI's classroom laboratories in Baltimore, Maryland in their report highlighting job training programs which provide new career opportunities and better earning potential for minorities.

The BTI Story....

The BTI Laboratory Associates Program provides tuition-free training in basic laboratory skills to bright, ambitious, unemployed and under-employed Maryland residents.

BTI Success....

BioTechnical Institute of Maryland graduate Ervin Griffin shares how BTI helped him rediscover his passion for science and learning, and the positive changes the program made in his life.