NCBC logo.Northern California Bay Area Biotechnology Center (NCBC)

About Us

Student working in Ohlone's Biotechnology Lab.The Northern California Bay Area Biotechnology Center (NCBC) serves to bridge the gap between education, job training, economic development, and employment advancement in the greater Northern California Bay Area region. The Center offers services targeting the needs of industry, educators, students, economic and workforce development agencies, and government.

The Biotechnology Initiative, California Community Colleges logo.The Center is one of four state biotechnology centers that integrate the California Biotechnology Initiative. The Center is funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office of Economic and California Community Colleges Economic and Workfest Development.Workforce Development and is hosted at Ohlone College.

Map showing counties with community colleges offering Biotechnology and Biological Sciences degrees and certificates.(d)

Contact Information

  • Northern California Bay Area Biotechnology Center
    hosted at Ohlone College
    43600 Mission Boulevard
    Fremont, CA 94539-5847

  • Josie Sette
    Director
    Voice (510) 979-7952
    Fax  (510) 659-6446
    jsette@ohlone.edu

Partners

The Center partners with biotechnology companies, secondary schools, colleges, universities, economic and workforce development agencies, education organizations, and trade associations to promote and support industry-specific education, training and services that contribute to a highly skilled and productive workforce. The Center promotes collaboration across all sectors of the bioscience industry represented in the Bay Area.

The Center counts on the expertise and guidance of our partners:

  • Applied Biosystems
  • Allergan: Our pursuit. Life's potential.
  • AMGEN
  • Genencor, A Danisco Division
  • Boston Scientific. Delivering what's next.
  • Diagnostic BioSystems
  • Metabolex
  • Bio-Link, Educating the Biotechnology Workforce'
  • Spring Bioscience
  • East Bay EDA (Economic Development Alliance)
  • California State University East Bay
  • Mendel
  • East Bay Works, Connecting People with Opportunities for Employment
  • BayBio
  • Alameda County Workforce Investment Board
  • BABEC
  • Geron
  • XOMA