Biotechnology

WHAT IS IT?

Biotechnology is the new wave of international industrial business! Biotechnology is simply defined as using living things (bio) to make products useful to humans (technology). Currently, biotechnology affects Pharmaceuticals (new vaccines, targeted anti-cancer drugs), Biologics (replacement hormones), Diagnostics (detection kits for pregnancy, forensic sciences), Agriculture (frost-and-disease-resistant crops).

WHY IS BIOTECHNOLOGY IMPORTANT TO SAN DIEGO STUDENTS?
JOB OPPORTUNITIES!

With more than 500 biotechnology/life science companies in the area, San Diego has become one of the largest biotechnology centers in the world. Every Ph.D. scientist hired in this expanding industry needs a support staff of trained laboratory technicians. Required technician skills include use of laboratory equipment and chemicals, analytical testing, maintaining lab notebooks, recombinant DNA technology, immunological techniques (e.g. ELISA), protein biochemistry, tissue or cell culture.

CERTIFICATES & DEGREES

Pathways at San Diego Miramar College are designed to give students hands-on experience with the required skills.

  • Certificate of Completion in Biotechnology—Molecular Biology Track
  • Certificate of Completion in Biotechnology—Analytical Chemistry Track
  • Associate in Science in Applied Biology

San Diego Miramar College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is open to high school graduates and persons with or without a high school degree who are 18 or older.

COSTS

San Diego Miramar College is a community college with low enrollment fees established by the California State Legislature. Veteran’s Affairs (VA) benefits, scholarships, and other financial aid are available to qualifying students.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Admissions Office • (858) 536-7844 • (619) 388-7844

Biotechnology Program • (858) 536-7422 ext. 7490 • (619) 388-7490

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