Oceanside CA— It’s not too late to apply to MiraCosta College’s Bio-manufacturing Bachelor’s Degree Program. But the deadline is coming up fast—February 8—and space is limited. Information on how to apply is available on the college’s biotechnology website: miracosta.edu/bachelors
MiraCosta College’s bio-manufacturing 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: bio-manufacturing science and technology, and bio-manufacturing quality. The bio-manufacturing 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 bio-manufacturing 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 16 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.
For more information, contact Mike Fino, dean, School of Math & Science at email@example.com or call 760.795.6809.