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MiraCosta College Schedules Information Sessions for Bachelor’s Degree Program

Oceanside CA— MiraCosta College’s new bachelor’s degree program in biomanufacturing starts fall 2017, and those interested in the program will want to attend one of the following information sessions:


Thursday, December 1, 4-5 p.m., Room 4050

Saturday, December 3, 9-10 a.m., Room 4050

Wednesday, December 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Student Center, Aztlan Room

All three sessions will be held on the Oceanside Campus, located at 1 Barnard Drive. On hand at the information sessions will be MiraCosta College biotechnology faculty and representatives from the Counseling, Admissions & Records, and Financial Aid offices.

MiraCosta College’s biomanufacturing program is aimed at setting up students for state-of-the-art work in the thriving manufacturing sector of the biotechnology industry. Upper-division course work will comprise two primary areas of concentration: biomanufacturing science and technology, and biomanufacturing quality. The biomanufacturing degree builds upon the MiraCosta College’s existing biotechnology program, which already offers three certificates and one associate degree. Upper degree course work for the biomanufacturing bachelor’s degree begins next fall.

San Diego County is one of the top three life-science clusters in the country, with many biotech companies operating in the MiraCosta College district, which spans from Oceanside to Carmel Valley. Several biotechnology companies in the area supported MiraCosta College’s bid for approval of the bachelor’s degree program – including Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and Thermo Fisher Scientific (the latter of which later acquired Life Technologies).

MiraCosta was among one of just 15 community colleges that in 2015 secured the green light from the California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors to host a pilot bachelor’s degree program in career technical fields for the first time in history.

Applications for the program will be available November 14, 2016. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2017.

 

For more information, contact Mike Fino, dean, School of Math & Science at

mfino@miracosta.edu or call 760.795.6809.