With an A.A. or B.S. degree in a science-related discipline you can become part of a biotechnology company's workforce. Students who graduate from our programs operate laboratories for the researchers, run manufacturing processes, or ensure quality control. Skills needed include a basic science education and basic lab skills. Additional skills include math, teamwork, good communication skills and a good work ethic.
Typical jobs held by entry level biotechnology workers:Lab Assistant, Animal Technician, Manufacturing, Technician, Packaging Operator
Examples of more specialized roles after additional education and/or on-the-job experience include: Customer Service, Technical Service, Research Associate, Clinical Research Associate, Process Development Associate, Quality Control Tech, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Associate
San Diego Miramar College has stand alone classes as well as certificate and Associate Degree programs in Applied Biology
Courses: Introduction to Biotechnology (Bio 131) -- Industry Overview with the basic biology and lab skills. Introduction to the Biotechnology