Sign In
Biotech Word Graphic - Start Your Career in Biotechnology at SCC
Biotech Images of Cells and DNA

NEW! Biotechnology Program

You can be qualified to work in the Biotech Manufacturing Industry after completing just 4 courses!

Complete Biology 190 & 190L, Biology 191, and Chemistry 209 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)

Biotech Brochure
BioTech Poster
Certificate Diagram
​Diagram of Courses for
Stackable Certificate

Interested?  Click here to apply to college!​

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

Biotechnology courses currently offered at SCC:

Cell Culture Techniques - Summer 2018

  • BIOL-202-52507: (06/19/2018-07/12/2018)
    • Lecture:  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday  9:00 AM - 10:25 AM (U-85)
    • Laboratory: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:45 AM - 3:35 PM, (U-85)
  • 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 A: Basic Lab Skills - Summer 2018

  • BIOL-191-52508: (07/16/2018-08/09/2018)
    • Laboratory:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:10 PM (U-85)
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:10 AM - 9:45 AM (SC-111) and 6 hours per week online
  • No Prerequisite! (Mathematics 080 recommended)
  • 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. Compliance with industry standards and regulations will be incorporated into course procedures.

Introduction to Biotechnology - Spring 2018

  • Biology 190-49195: (02/05/2018-05/30/2018)
    • Lecture: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:55 PM (SC-226)
  • No Prerequisite!
  • 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 4 classes needed to earn a certificate!

Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory- Spring 2018

  • Biology 190-49196: (02/05/2018-05/30/2018)
    • Lab: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 6:55 AM (U-85)
  • Corequisite: Biology 190
  • Laboratory experiments emphasizing basic concepts needed for entry-level employment in the bioscience industry.
  • This is 1 of only 4 classes needed to earn a certificate!

Biotechnology C: Nucleic Acids - Spring 2018

  • Biology 193-49238: (02/09/2018-06/01/2018)
    • Lecture: Fridays 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM (U-85)
    • Lab: Fridays 12:10 AM - 3:20 PM (U-85)
  • 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.

Cellular and Molecular Biology  - Spring 2018

  • Biology 211-49199: (02/05/2018-05/30/2018)
    • Lecture: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:15 AM - 11:40 AM (E-206)
    • Lab: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30 PM - 4:40 PM (SC-130)
  • Biology 211-49198: (02/06/2018-05/31/2018)
    • Lecture: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 6:55 PM (SC-133)
    • Lab: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:15 PM - 10:25 PM (SC-130)
  • Prerequisite: Mathematics 080 and Chemistry 200A or 200AH with grades of C or better
  • An investigation into the molecular and cellular basis of life, including the evolution of cells, cell structure and function, energy and information flow, cellular reproduction, genetics, and the molecular basis of inheritance.

Contact Denise Foley Denise Foley (Program Coordinator) for more information.