Northern California Bay Area Biotechnology Center (NCBC)

Important Note

Note: The Biotechnology Center is a regional center supporting biotechnology. If you are interested in taking biotechnology classes at Ohlone, please visit Ohlone's Biotechnology Department web page.

About Us

Female student working with petri dish 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 Economic and Workfest Development, California Community Colleges.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

Name Contact
Northern California Bay Area Biotechnology Center hosted at Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94539-5847
Josie Sette
Fax (510) 659-6446


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.
  • 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
  • Geron
  • XOMA