Established in 2005, the BCC Center Biotechnology Education funded in part by the BCC Foundation and Rodgers Family Foundation. Beginning in Fall 2006, a certificate program (29 credits) running from(from September -August ) is offered with curriculum that includes Fundamentals of Biological Sciences, Introduction to Biotechnology Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry of Nucleic Acids, Microbiology, and Statistics plus hands-on laboratory skills training. In addition, BCC is also offering an Associate Degree in Bio-manufacturing Technology as an engineering option for graduates who can enter the workforce as bio-manufacturing, bioprocess or pharmaceutical manufacturing technicians.
Two new programs are in development: An associate degree program in Biotechnology/Biomedical Technology and a certificate program in Bioinformatics (29 credits) to be offered in Fall 2007. All programs are designed to facilitate career as a well as higher education (4 year colleges and Universities) transfer opportunities for our graduating students.