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Biotechnology is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges. We love doing science, not just reading about it.

Combining biology and technology, biotech creates advancements in science, medicine, agriculture, and more!

Are you a person who loves to solve problems?

Obtain a Skills Certificate in as little as three courses or a Certificate of Achievement in two years. These certificate programs help you acquire the skills for this in-demand job of tomorrow. Courses are in both the Biology and Chemistry departments.

Start with Biotech Fundamentals (BIO-41T) and Advanced Biotech (BIO-42-T) to learn more about the field of biotechnology and the fundamental skills required to obtain employment in biotechnology. Topics include careers in biotechnology, basic laboratory skills and equipment use, DNA isolation and manipulation, DNA technology, keeping a notebook, safety, scientific literacy, and report writing.

Great careers are available locally and throughout the U.S. at top companies. Jobs for technicians may be found in environmental testing labs, forensic labs, hospitals, plant culturing labs, research labs, and wineries. View a full list of job opportunities in the field of biotechnology.

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Learn more about the field, career opportunities, and classroom experience.

Helping Local Industry

Local employers have access to a valued program that quickly and affordably provides additional training to their employees.

Current biotech employees will find value in updating their resume and expertise by obtaining the Skills Certificate or Certificate of Achievement.

The Cabrillo College Biotechnology program is currently developing relationships with corporate and industry partners to strengthen the local and regional biotech workforce.


"The Biotech program offered great hands-on experience in the lab. The possibilities are endless, and the professors are immensely helpful and encouraging. Importantly, the program helped me prepare for a job in the biotech industry."

Lisa Uribe

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Classes Start Aug 28!