In California, the majority of biotech companies are in the pharmaceutical industry - producing medicines to help patients with AIDS, strokes, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. Techniques of biotechnology are also used in agriculture, industrial applications, forensics, mining, environmental cleanup and other industries. The San Francisco Bay Area has a heavy concentration of biotech companies.
“Ohlone’s biotech program is one of the best in the nation.”
—Dr. Elaine Johnson, National Director, BioLink.
Ohlone’s Biotechnology A.S. Degree and Biotechnology Certificates provide students with an excellent preparation in various protocols and hands-on laboratory skills used in many biotech, bioscience and medical device companies. A goal of this program is to prepare students for entry-level positions.
Did You Know…?
Community colleges offer associate degrees and short-term job training certificates in more than 175 fields, and more than 100,000 individuals are trained each year in industry-specific workforce skills. Source: California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Certificates of Achievement
- Biotechnology: Bio-Manufacturing Certificate of Achievement (PDF)
- Biotechnology: Biostatistics (PDF)
- Biotechnology: Biotechnology Research Associate Certificate of Achievement (PDF)
Certificate of Accomplishment
Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan.
Apply for a Degree or Certificates
Are you finishing your associate degree or certificate? Please review How to Apply for a Degree or Certificate.
Related Ohlone College Websites
- About the Computer Applications in Biotechnology Certificate
- Biotechnology Degree and Certificates Program brochure (PDF)
- Biotechnology Lab
- Biotechnology Workshops
- Chemical Technology
- Computer Science
- Learning Alliance for Bioscience (LAB) Program
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