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Obtain a Biotech Certificate in

Only 4 Classes!

Unlock opportunities: embark on your path to entry-level work and internships in the thriving life sciences industry. Gain practical experience with industry-standard equipment and hands-on laboratory techniques

Learn how scientists

Save Lives Everyday

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 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.


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)

College Partners

College Partners

Who We Are

The OC BioTech Education Partnership consists of Orange County community colleges who codeveloped stackable certificates and degrees in Biotechnology

Watch the OCBE Infosession

What's Biotech

Join the Orange County Biotech Education

faculty and staff as they discuss the biotechnology pathways at Fullerton College, Irvine Valley College, Orange Coast College, Santa Ana College, and Santiago Canyon College. The team focuses on the lucrative OC life science industry, certificate, degree, and transfer pathways, and the career placement services included in the program.

Students At Biotech Courses

Your Pathway

Courses & Certificates

Empowering Tomorrow’s Biotech Leaders: Uniting Colleges, Unveiling Careers, and Elevating Bioscience Skillsets.

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Stories That Inspire

What's Biotech

with biotech, I can...

Need help deciding why BioTech is the career path for you? See what you can do with BioTech.

Watch Erika’s inspirational story

Erika Vazquez

Watch Erika’s inspirational story about how she changed her life by choosing the community college route to a fulfilling biotech career.

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