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What is BioTech?

Biotechnology is the use of living systems or organisms to make useful products. It creates new systems, devices, and materials to improve the quality of our lives by combining modern technology with our knowledge of life processes and living organisms.

With a biotechnology certificate program, OC BioTech Education helps prepare students for internships and entry-level positions in biotech companies and university research labs.

What Can You do with Biotech?

Students At Biotech Courses

with biotech, I can...

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



  • Clean Drinking Water
  • Food Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Endangered Species
  • BioFuels
  • Waste Management


  • Medical Research
  • Clinical Lab Science
  • Drug Development & Pharmaceuticals
  • Vaccines & Biologics Development
  • Fertility
  • Forensics
  • Genetics
  • Clinical Trial Research
  • Biomedical Instrument Sales

& MAKE $$$

  • Bioinformatics
  • Sales
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Materials
  • Cosmetics
  • Biological Anthropology
    …and so much more!

the Industry of Promise

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Middle-skill Biotechnology

Wage Data and Labor Market Info

Middle-skill jobs, which require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree, make up the largest part of the labor market in the United States. All too often, key industries, such as biotechnology, are unable to find enough sufficiently trained workers to fill these jobs. Our biotech program fulfills the skills gap needed to acquire and promote within these positions.

Prepared by Los Angeles/Orange Counties Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research

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OC BioTech Education Partnership

With consistent curriculum amongst our college partners, the intent of the BioTech certificates is to help prepare students for entry to mid-level jobs in the industry

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