What is Biotechnology?








The Southern California Biotechnology Center (SCBC) is one of six centers funded by the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program. The Biotechnology Initiative specifically serves the workforce needs of the biotechnology community in California. The statewide and regional directors of the Biotechnology Initiative address the life-long learning needs of the workforce for the biotechnology industry in California, thus fulfilling the mandated purpose to support economic growth in California.

The six Biotechnology Centers coordinate with community colleges, high schools, state and private universities, local biotech industry companies, economic development groups, and biotech industry organizations to fashion comprehensive education programs to prepare and upgrade skills in the biotech workforce. The goal of the centers is to partner with biotechnology firms, secondary schools, universities and public agencies and associations, and lay the groundwork to prepare the workforce for new jobs.

The SCBC welcomes your involvement in advancing biotech in the Southern California region. Please contact us if you are interested in:
  • Partnering for specific training needs
  • Participation in a specific topic-related short class
  • Providing additional training for your employees
  • Teaching a short-term class
  • Providing an internship or job shadowing opportunity

The SCBC is located on the Miramar College campus, west of I-15 on Black Mountain Road in San Diego. The SCBC serves the region’s community colleges. Please contact each college individually for more information on their respective biotechnology program.

Grants from the California Community College Chancellor's office Biotechnology Initiative to the Southern California Biotech Center provided financial support to compile content and develop this website. Content was provided by the SCBC staff and Barrett Resource Group, in conjunction with the San Diego Biotechnology Education Consortium (SDBEC). Website design was provided by Barrett Resource Group.

The following is an alphabetical list of all community colleges in the Southern California Biotechnology Center Region. Please click here to see community colleges with active biotechnology programs.

Barstow Community College
(760) 252-2411
2700 Barstow Road
Barstow CA 92311-6699
www.barstow.cc.ca.us

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Chaffey College
(909) 987-1737
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91737
www.chaffey.edu

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College of the Desert
(760) 346-8041
43500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert CA 92260-2499
www.collegeofthedesert.edu

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Crafton Hills College
(909) 794-2161
11711 Sand Canyon Road
Yucaipa CA 92399-1799
www.craftonhills.edu

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Cuyamaca College
(619) 644 7000
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon CA 92020-1799
www.cuyamaca.net

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Grossmont College
(619) 644 7000
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon CA 92020-1799
www.grossmont.edu

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Imperial Valley College
(760) 352 8320
380 East Aten Road
Imperial CA 92251-9787
www.imperial.cc.ca.us

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MiraCosta College
(760) 757-2121
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside CA 92056-3899
http://www.miracosta.cc.ca.us/biotech/
www.miracosta.cc.ca.us

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Mt. San Jacinto College
(909) 487 6752
1499 North State Street
San Jacinto CA 92583-2399
www.msjc.edu

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Palo Verde College
(760) 921 5500
One College Drive
Blythe CA 92225-1118
www.paloverde.cc.ca.us

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Palomar College
(760) 744 1150
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos CA 92069-1487
http://www.palomar.edu/library/subjects/biotech.htm
www.palomar.edu

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Riverside Community College
(909) 222-8000
4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside CA 92506-1293
www.rccd.cc.ca.us

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San Bernardino Valley College
(909) 888-6511
701 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino CA 92410-2798
www.sbccd.cc.ca.us

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San Diego City College
(619) 230-2400
1313 12th Avenue
San Diego CA 92101-4787
www.city.sdccd.cc.ca.us

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San Diego Mesa College
(619) 627-2600
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego CA 92111-4996
http://www.sandiegomesacollege.net/chemistry/index.html
www.sandiegomesacollege.net

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San Diego Miramar College
(858) 536-7800
10440 Black Mountain Road
San Diego CA 92126-2999
http://www.miramar.sdccd.net/depts/instructionalprograms/degreeandcertificates/biol.pdf www.miramar.sdccd.net

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Southwestern College
(619) 421-6700
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista CA 91910-7299
http://www.swc.cc.ca.us/~biotechnology/
www.swc.cc.ca.us

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Victor Valley College
(760) 245-4271
18422 Bear Valley Road
Victorville CA 92392-5849
http://www.vvc.edu/academic/biology/Certificateupdateflier03.doc
www.victor.cc.ca.us

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Contact Information: Sandra Slivka Ph.D., Director, Southern California Biotechnology Center
San Diego Miramar College I 10440 Black Mountain Road I San Diego CA 92126
 (619) 388-7490 I sslivka@sdccd.net

Creation of this website was made possible with funding from the California Community College Statewide Biotechnology Initiative.
The Initiative is one of the mandated programs of the California Community College Economic and Workforce Development Program.
Website design provided by Barrett Resource Group.

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