MiraCosta Biotechnology Program

MiraCosta's Biotechnology Program has been designed by working scientists and biotechnology companies to give students the theoretical background and practical experience necessary to gain employment in the biotechnology field.

The program is perfect for students who want to obtain biotechnology certificates, earn an associate in arts degree and/or prepare to transfer to a four-year institution. Courses are also of interest to current workers int he field of biotechnology who desire to upgrade or expand their skills.

MCC Biotechnology Facility

In recognition of the partnerships and years of service to the community, MiraCosta College was designated by the US Department of Labor as a "Center of Expertise" in bioprocessing.

The college's multi-million dollar lab replicateds the real-world work environment and consists of an instructional laboratory area and a bioprocessing suite. The bioprocessing suite is designed accommodate lab-scale mammalian and microbial culture. The immersive environment makes for an unmatched educational experience.

“The biotechnology industry is growing, especially in San Diego. There are just endless opportunities. I knew that I was bound to find a job.” -Vincent Esguerra

Biotech Certificates & Associate Degree

MiraCosta Offers a wide range of classes that meet days, evenings, weekends and online. Students may choose to earn one or more of the following certificates, work toward an associate degree or complete requirements to transfer to a four-year university.

“I’ve realy learned a lot from the program at MiraCosta. I’ve learned a lot in the lab and particularly like the high-tech machinery we use.” -Ryan Simons

For more information about each certificate and associate degree, please contact the counseling department at (760) 795-6670 or consult the MiraCosta College catalog, available at the MiraCosta bookstore of online a www.miracosta.edu.