Obtain a Biotech Certificate in
Only 3 Classes + 1 Lab
and you may qualify for entry-level jobs and internships in the life sciences industry. We train with industry standard equipment and hands-on techniques for the biotech laboratory.
Learn how scientists
TEST & CREATE VACCINES for COVID-19
Millions of people have benefited from approved medicines manufactured through biotechnology. Enroll in the Introduction to Biotechnology course to learn how biotech can cure diseases, feed the hungry, save lives, and protect the planet!
Entry-level industry jobs start at
We have a Biotech Job Developer to help match eligible students to industry and university lab opportunities. Need to update your resume or interviewing skills? We’ve got you covered. Visit our Internships page.
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
OVER 66% of Jobs
in the CA life science industry require less than a Bachelor’s Degree, with entry-level positions earning greater than minimum wage.
(Source: Biocom, 2019 California Economic Impact Report)
BIOL 190/190L/BIOT 70/70L: Introduction to Biotechnology Lecture/Lab
are courses that satisfy life science GE requirements and also are part of the foundational certificate in biotechnology. These courses explore the fundamentals of biology with a focus on the newest techniques, discoveries, careers, and ethical questions encompassing this field. Students enrolled in the spring laboratory at Santiago Canyon College will meet in person, Irvine Valley College students will participate in cutting-edge virtual labs, and Fullerton College will receive a no-cost kit perform experiments at home while participating in a live remote course. The lecture section is online.
Click below to see the spring offerings by campus:
OC BioTech Latest News
COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Fullerton College Graduate Part of Pioneering
As California’s COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations and ICU cases all continue to climb, biotech and pharmaceutical companies across the country are scrambling to diagnose, understand, and treat this never-before-seen virus and Orange County community college graduates like Sophia de Alba are leading the charge.
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Interview with Professor
Learn more about Santa Ana College’s biotech program in this exclusive interview!