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Biotechnology

Area:

Science & Engineering

Dean:

Dr. Rina Roy

Phone:

(916) 484-8107

Degree

This degree provides the theory and skills necessary for entry into the biotechnology field, which uses cellular and molecular processes for industry or research. Course work includes practical laboratory skills with emphasis on good laboratory practice, quality control, and regulatory issues in the biotechnology workplace. Completion of the degree also prepares the student for transfer at the upper division level to academic programs involving biotechnology.

Certificate

This certificate provides the theory and skills necessary for entry into the biotechnology field, which uses cellular and molecular biology processes for industry or research. Course work includes practical laboratory skills with emphasis on good laboratory practice, quality control, and regulatory issues in the biotechnology workplace. This certificate is suitable for preparing the student for the biotechnology workplace at the support personnel level.

Wage Data

The California Salary Surfer program uses the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five-year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two years and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines.

Program Type of Award Median Salary:
Two years before
Median Salary:
Two years after
Median Salary:
Five years after
Biotechnology Degree $18,821 $47,255 $59,603
Biotechnology Certificate $17,778 $33,649 $50,013