Shoreline Community College has been offering degrees in biotechnology for the past twenty years and has been a Bio-Link program and regional center since 2001.
The Biotechnology Laboratory Specialist Program will prepare you for work in a wide variety of laboratory settings. The curriculum is broad, offering a foundation in a number of math and science disciplines including algebra, statistics, chemistry, biology, microbiology and computer science. Through classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory learning experiences, you will gain a working knowledge of molecular biology, recombinant DNA, immunology, protein purification and tissue culture. Shoreline offers a 2 year AAAS degree for students new to science and a 1-year certificate program for students with a Bachelor's or advanced degree looking to increase their laboratory skills.
Shoreline is highly regarded for the college's work on biotechnology skill standards. In 2000, Shoreline worked with local industry to develop a widely-used set of skill standards. These skill standards were updated in 2007, together with Shoreline's Industry Advisory Committee.
The updated skill standards cover three major clusters of biotechnology-related careers:
Learn more about the 2007 Biotechnology Skill Standards Report
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Note: These are also described as the Washington State Skill Standards.
Shoreline Community College works with several of the local high school programs through it's involvement with the Puget Sound Biotechnology Advisory Committee. The committee includes many high school faculty who teach biotechnology courses, and science educators from local non-profit institutions, local industry, and the University of Washington.
New Dates: EXTRA Workshop add this summer
Shoreline Community College is proud to announce its 5th Annual
Amgen Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Program Workshop
for High School Teachers in the Greater Seattle area.
The Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program is an educational outreach
program that provides equipment, curriculum assistance and supplies to high schools and
colleges. The program integrates:
. hands-on, inquiry-based molecular biology curriculum
. extensive teacher support
. the excitement of scientific discovery
. relevant curricula, tools and techniques
. the introduction of a wide range of career opportunities in science
Aligned with National and State Science Education Standards, the program supports the
goal of achieving scientific literacy. The program not only provides a thoroughly tested
and robust curriculum, but also provides a full suite of transportable, research-grade
equipment and supplies to allow teachers to conduct advanced and contemporary
activities within their high school classroom.
Dates: August 19th, 20th, 21st 2010 (FULL)
NEW DATES: August 23rd, 24th, 25th 2010
Clock hours will be available
Lunch and snacks provided each day
Location: Shoreline Community College
Time*: 8:00-4:00 pm each day
. Learn and practice lab techniques in biotechnology
. Develop successful instructional strategies for teaching biotechnology
. Develop a collegial network for support for teaching biotechnology
. Labs include: Micropipette Practice, Restriction Analysis of Plasmids,
Ligation of Restriction Fragments, Producing a Recombinant Plasmid,
. Completion of the course allows participants to borrow biotechnology
equipment and consumables.
Who should attend:
All biology teachers who want to incorporate biotechnology techniques in their curriculum are invited to this workshop.
* Please note this is a hands on lab course and time may go over.
Please contact: Adrienne Houck at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the program.
No application necessary. Spots are reserved on a first come, first served basis.