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Presentation for Employers

The oc biotech difference:

hands-on skills & training

Students who complete the program have participated in hands-on training that includes at least 4 semester units (~200 hours) of:

General Laboratory Techniques

Microscopy, spectrophotometry, chromatography, electrophoresis, filtration, centrifugation, spectrophotometry, pH measurements, materials handling (micropipetting, serological pipetting, electronic balance),  aseptic technique (prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells), inventory management, safety, GLP/GMP, regulations and proper documentation.

Solution, Buffer and Media Preparation

Calculation and preparation of percent and molar solutions,  dilutions (including serial dilutions), sterilization (filtration, autoclave, etc.).

Introduction to Protein Chemistry

Upstream and downstream processes including expression, lysis, purifications, quantification, and characterization of proteins by techniques such as spectrophotometers, electrophoresis, chromatography and ELISA.

Introduction to Nucleic Acid Chemistry

DNA Isolation and characterization, subcloning, restriction mapping, sequence analysis, PCR and primer design.

Introduction to Quality & Regulations

Familiarity with quailty and regulatory concepts, such as: cGMP, GLP, 21CFR, CQIA Certification, FDA regulations, QC/QA, regulatory affairs, statistical process control and QMS.



We consult our industry partners to ensure curriculum effectiveness and to stay current with hiring needs. We are always looking for new partners to attend our annual meeting where they can:

  • Network with local industry
  • Design the candidate pool
  • Influence the skills and training of the incoming workforce
  • Get to know our regional training program, staff, job candidates and interns
  • Review curriculum and learn about upcoming projects
  • Advise on desired skills and third party certifications


  • The company determines whether the opportunity is paid or unpaid
  • Unpaid students are covered with our Workman’s Compensation insurance
  • For every 60 hours (unpaid) or 75 hours (paid) completed, students receive 1 unit of college credit
  • A site may host more than one intern at the same time
  • Flexible “open-entry” system allows for interns to be assigned at various times throughout the year
  • Internships reduce the overhead costs of employee onboarding and training


We are constantly working with students to not only master technical skills, but professional soft skills as well. Our curriculum has been formatted to encourage the following:

  • Collaboration and team work
  • Analysis and solution mindset
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Adaptability and resilience
  • Effective communication
  • …and many more!

How to Get Started

Contact the Internship Coordinator at or  714.696.8333 to enroll your company or receive more information.

Your business is a likely candidate to participate if it can provide:

  • The minimum work hours required (60 unpaid, 75 paid)
  • Someone to mentor the student
  • A meaningful learning experience

Returning Employers

Email Coordinator

Email the internship coordinator at with additional internship opportunities.



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