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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 Summer 2020 at SCC:


Biotechnology A: Basic Laboratory Skills - Summer 2020

  • Biology 191-#####: (06/15/2020-07/10/2020) - First 4 Weeks
    • Lecture: Mondays-Thursdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (U-85) plus some Online
    • Lab: Mondays-Thursdays 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (U-85)
  • 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.

Cell Culture Techniques - Summer 2020

  • Biology 202-#####: (07/13/2020-08/07/2020) - Second 4 Weeks
    • Lecture + Lab: Tuesdays - Thursdays 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM (U-85) With break
  • Prerequisite: Biology 191 with a grade of C or better
  • Students will learn eukaryotic cell culture techniques that include working under aseptic conditions, sterile techniques, media preparation, quantification and passage of cell lines. Laboratory experience prepares students for work in industry.


Biotechnology Courses for Spring 2020 at SCC:


Introduction to Biotechnology - Spring 2020

  • Biology 190-77640: (02/10/2020-06/07/2020)
    • 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- Spring 2020

  • Biology 190-77643: (02/10/2020-06/07/2020)
    • Lab: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 PM - 5:05 PM (Off Campus at EMHS - Room A4)
  • 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 2020

  • Biology 191-77682: (02/10/2020-06/07/2020)
    • Lecture: Fridays 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM (SC-219) plus some Online
    • Lab: Fridays 10:30 AM - 1:40 PM (SC-219)
  • 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 B: Proteins - Spring 2020

  • Biology 192-77686: (02/10/2020-06/07/2020)
    • Lecture: Fridays 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM (U-85) plus some Online
    • Lab: Fridays 10:30 AM - 1:40 PM (U-85)
  • Prerequisite: Biology 191 with a grade of C or better
  • Fundamental skills in applied biotechnology necessary for any biotechnology laboratory but particularly focused on downstream manufacturing processes in biomanufacturing.


Biotechnology Courses for Intersession 2020 at SCC:


Quality and Regulatory Compliance in Biosciences - Intersession 2020

  • Biology 194-81574: (01/06/2020-02/02/2020)
    • Lecture: Online with some Campus meetings:
    • Mondays 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (SC-226) only on 01/06, 01/13, and 01/27
  • 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.


Biotechnology Courses Currently Offered at SCC:


Introduction to Biotechnology - Fall 2019

  • Biology 190-74921: (08/26/2019-12/15/2019)
    • 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 2019

  • Biology 190-69029: (09/09/2019-12/11/2019)
    • Lecture: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 PM - 4:55 PM (Off Campus at EMHS - Room 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- Fall 2019

  • Biology 190-69030: (08/27/2019-12/10/2019)
    • Lab: Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 9:10 PM (U-85)
  • 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 C: Nucleic Acids - Fall 2019

  • Biology 193-74924: (08/26/2019-12/15/2019)
    • Lab: Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:10 PM (U-85)
    • Lecture: Fridays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (U-85) plus some Online
  • 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 Previously Offered at SCC:


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.