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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.




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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