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Biotechnology Certificate Program


 

You can be qualified to work in the Biotech Manufacturing Industry after completing just 3 courses!


 
Complete Biology 190 & 190L, Biology 191, and Chemistry 100 and earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Biotechnology
 
Our certificate is stackable so you can also earn higher level Certificates of Achievement and an AS Degree in Biotechnology by completing other courses in the program(Click Images Below for more information)


 

 

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After applying you will be given a date to register before the new semester begins


 

Biotechnology Courses Planned for Spring 2021 at SCC:


Introduction to Biotechnology - Spring 2021

  • Biology 190-XXXXX: (02/8/2021-06/05/2021)
    • Lecture: (TBA)
  • No Prerequisite!
  • Counts for SCC GE and is UC/CSU transferable!
  • Introduction to the field of biotechnology including a history of its origin and development, a survey of modern industrial applications and accomplishments, ethical considerations, and career paths.
  • This is 1 of only 3 classes needed to earn a certificate!

Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory- Spring 2021

  • Biology 190-XXXXX: (02/8/2021-06/05/2021)
    • Lab: (TBA)
  • Prerequisite/Corequisite: Biology 190
  • Counts for SCC GE and is UC/CSU transferable!
  • Laboratory experiments emphasizing basic concepts needed for entry-level employment in the bioscience industry.
  • This is 1 of only 3 classes needed to earn a certificate!

Biotechnology A: Basic Laboratory Skills - Spring 2021

  • Biology 191-XXXXX: (02/8/2021-06/5/2021)
    • Lecture: (TBA)
    • Lab: (TBA)
  • No Prerequisite!
  • Skills include maintenance of an industry standard notebook; preparation and sterilization of solutions, reagents, and media; utilization of good aseptic technique, proper use and maintenance of laboratory equipment, adherence to quality control protocols, and laboratory safety regulations.

Biotechnology C: Nucleic Acids - Spring 2021

  • Biology 193-XXXXX: (02/8/2021-06/5/2021)
    • Lab: (TBA)
    • Lecture: (TBA)
  • Prerequisite: Biology 191 with a grade of C or better
  • This course introduces the fundamental skills in any biotechnology laboratory focusing on the upstream research and development process.  Compliance with industry standards and regulations will be incorporated into course procedures.

Biotechnology Courses for Intersession 2021 at SCC:


Quality and Regulatory Compliance in Biosciences - Intersession 2021

  • Biology 194-XXXXX: (01/04/2021-01/30/2021)
    • Lecture: (Location - TBA)
    • Days and Times: (TBA)
  • No Prerequisite!
  • This course will cover quality assurance and regulatory compliance for the biosciences industries. Topics will span quality control and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, biomedical device and food industries.

Food Safety and Microbiology - Intersession 2021

  • Biology 196-XXXXX: (01/04/2021-01/30/2021)
    • Lecture: (Location - TBA)
    • Days and Times: (TBA)
  • No Prerequisite!
  • Prior completion of Biology 190 or Biology 229 is recommended.
  • This course will cover the regulatory agencies that oversee and the methodologies prescribed to ensure a safe food supply.  The Food Safety Modernization Act, hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP), product traceability, food allergens, and food contaminants including microorganisms will be presented.  Discussion of illnesses known to result from ingestion of contaminated foods will occur.

Biotechnology Courses Currently Offered at SCC:


Introduction to Biotechnology - Fall 2020

  • Biology 190-84188: (08/24/2020-12/12/2020)
    • Lecture: Online
  • No Prerequisite!
  • Counts for SCC GE and is UC/CSU transferable!
  • Introduction to the field of biotechnology including a history of its origin and development, a survey of modern industrial applications and accomplishments, ethical considerations, and career paths.
  • This is 1 of only 3 classes needed to earn a certificate!

Introduction to Biotechnology - Fall 2020

  • Biology 190-84221: (09/14/2020-12/09/2020)
    • Lecture: Online
  • No Prerequisite!
  • Counts for SCC GE and is UC/CSU transferable!
  • Introduction to the field of biotechnology including a history of its origin and development, a survey of modern industrial applications and accomplishments, ethical considerations, and career paths.
  • This is 1 of only 3 classes needed to earn a certificate!

Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory- Fall 2020

  • Biology 190-84189: (09/14/2020-12/19/2020)
    • Lab: Online
  • Corequisite: Biology 190
  • Counts for SCC GE and is UC/CSU transferable!
  • Laboratory experiments emphasizing basic concepts needed for entry-level employment in the bioscience industry.
  • This is 1 of only 3 classes needed to earn a certificate!


Biotechnology Courses Previously Offered at SCC:


Biotechnology A: Basic Lab Skills - Summer 2020

Introduction to Biotechnology - Summer 2020

Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory- Summer 2020

Introduction to Biotechnology - Spring 2020

Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory- Spring 2020

Biotechnology B: Proteins - Spring 2020

Cellular and Molecular Biology  - Spring 2020

Quality and Regulatory Compliance in Biosciences - Intersession 2020

Introduction to Biotechnology - Fall 2019

Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory- Fall 2019

Biotechnology C: Nucleic Acids - Fall 2019

Cellular and Molecular Biology  - Fall 2019

Biotechnology A: Basic Lab Skills - Summer 2019

Introduction to Biotechnology - Spring 2019

Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory- Spring 2019

Cellular and Molecular Biology  - Spring 2019

Quality and Regulatory Compliance in Biosciences - Intersession 2019

Biotechnology A: Basic Lab Skills - Fall 2018

Introduction to Biotechnology - Fall 2018

Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory- Fall 2018

Cellular and Molecular Biology  - Fall 2018

Cell Culture Techniques - Summer 2018

Introduction to Biotechnology - Spring 2018

Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory- Spring 2018

Biotechnology C: Nucleic Acids - Spring 2018

Cellular and Molecular Biology  - Spring 2018



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Contact Denise Foley (Program Coordinator) for more information.