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CCC Biotechnology Information Page

Welcome to CCC’s in-depth biotechnology information page.  Please use the menu on the right to find specific information about our program.


Summer 2021

Just getting started ?  Discover the biotechnology industry in our introductory course, which also prepares you for allied health courses.

BIOSC172-2821  :  Introduction to Biotechnology (Summer session short online courseRuns June 14-July 8

Applied Research:  Apply technology to Urban Agriculture and inform the future of food!  Be part of the Soil Microbiome Project this Summer.  Learn DNA technology, bioinformatics, and remote sensing.

BIOSC188-0188:  Work as part of the Core Lab Team in our Biotechnology Operations course.   Develop skills and bring a useful biotech product to our customer, Urban Tilth.    (Mon-Thurs for 3 weeks 9:35AM-3:45 PM)  Runs July 6-July22

 For more information about the soil microbiome project, click here.

Fall 2021!

BIOSC172 + BIOSC172L:  Introduction to Biotechnology Lecture and Lab.  This section of BIOSC172 includes the lab portion back on campus!   (Mondays and Wednesdays 2:40-5:30PM)  Starts August 23

Contact Dr Krolikowski if you have questions:  (510) 215-3990, kkrolikowski@contracosta.edu     Office:  Biology room B-4.

More program info from CCC’s website here.


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What are my career and education options in this program?

Biotechnology is a high-demand, high-growth, and high-wage field, especially in the Bay Area, where it’s a $8-10 billion dollar industry, with about 1500 companies, and expected to grow by about 13% over the next 10 years.  There are jobs available at all levels of education, with about 25% of jobs available for folks with community college coursework, and 37% of jobs for those with a bachelor’s degree.  After earning certificates or degrees in biotechnology salaries for california biotech workers more than doubled (to $30,000 for a certificate-holder, and to $48,000 for a degree-holder).  This is definitely a sector where you can find good employment!

Contact us at

cccbiotechnology@email.4cd.edu

(510) 215-3990

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