Established in 1993, Quinsigamond offers a 12-month, 25-credit Biotechnology Certificate Program that prepares students for work in research and biomanufacturing, with an option for a transferable Associate in Arts degree in General Studies with a Biotechnology concentration. Courses include Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, plus industry intern/externships. With an average of 6 to 12 graduates annually, all of them gain employment quickly in biomanufacturing, research, medical, and pharmaceutical laboratories. The biggest employer is Abbott (which also hosts and team teaches the college's Techniques course). Other companies employing graduates are Genzyme, Astra Zenica, Athena Diagnostics and Charles River Laboratories.