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 Training options for students with a science background

Follow the links below for more information.

A comprehensive course of study leading to an Associate of Science degree in biotechnology.

Courses of study leading to certificates of achievement.  Options for students with a background in biology and chemistry or for those new to science.
Short courses provide training in basic biotechnology methods. 

Biotechnology courses for High School students
College level courses that allow students explore biotechnology.  Students learn the basics of animal cell culture and to work with stem cells. The courses are designed for students with some biotechnology training.  Interested high school teachers should contact Edith Kaeuper, tel: (415) 239-3627, email:

Enter the biotechnology field with no science background

Request info on Bridge to Biosciences

Lab Assistant Certificate Program - Bridge to Biosciences program A unique program intended for students with little or no background in biology and chemistry.  
An entry into biotechnology for students new to science. The program provides training in basic laboratory skills as well as the math and language needed in to work in the biotechnology field.  This training prepares the student for an internship at a company or academic institution.  Students also receive training in job search skills so that they can advance their career goals.

For more information on any of the programs contact:
Biotechnology Program Counselor

Li Miao Lovett

Tel: (415) 452-5403