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MAIN PAGE: CCC Biotechnology Program

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

It’s not too late to join us this fall! Come to Biology Building room 18 at Contra Costa College tomorrow (October 1) at 1pm.  We will get you signed up!



Join the October 1 course →

Join the Soil Microbiome Project with Urban Tilth BIOSC188 or BIOSC888N start October 1!

Applied Research:  Apply technology to Urban Agriculture and inform the future of food!  Learn computer-based DNA analysis (bioinformatics), and hands-on lab skills for organism sampling and measuring.

BIOSC188-0195 (for credit) or BIOSC888N-0219 (free, no grade):  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.    (Friday for 3 weeks 1:00PM-6:10 PM)  Runs October 1-December 10

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

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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