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Getting Started in the Program

Which starting point is right for you?

If you have some science background (math  and biology or chemistry experience), you may want to start with BioSc157 and BioSc159.  These courses are an excellent way to learn how the skills you already have apply to the Biotech industry, and to gain experience with the kinds of lab techniques and team interactions that will help get you a job with a Biotech company or Biology research lab.  Contact me at kkrolikowski@contracosta.edu for help with the pre-requisite requirements.   Spring 2018 (M, W 4:30-7:20)

If you are interested in biotechnology, but want to check it out while keeping other options open, BioSc172 and BioSc172L are good choices.  Together, these meet the IGETC Area V, CSU B3 life science with lab general education requirements, so you can explore without committing to a particular major.  These also provide excellent preparation for any science major, pre-nursing or other allied health pathway, and meet the pre-requisite requirements for BioSc134 and BioSc119.  They also help you earn better grades in more advanced math, chemistry, and other science courses!  Fall 2017 (M 4:30-7:30, W 4:10-7:00)

If you are seriously considering a career in bioscience (or pre-med) and have some science background, BioSc147 is an important course in your professional development, and is part of CCC’s biotechnology certificate program.  Fall 2017 (M, W 9:40-11:00, F 9:40-12:30)

BIOSC 172 leads to many careers
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There is no wrong way to start!   Explore a career in Bioscience while  meeting pre-nursing, pre-technical, and pre-transfer requirements.

Many Pathway Options

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For more detailed information about a complete schedule, please visit our recommended schedules for biotechnology page.

Contact me at kkrolikowski@contracosta.edu for help with the registration process.

 

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