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Biotechnology (Biomanufacturing)

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Program Overview

​The LATTC Biotechnology Certificate/AS Degree Program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to acquire the necessary skills in a biotechnology career with an emphasis in biomanufacturing. This program also suits the needs of transfer students who wish to complete their fi rst two years of education in a community college.

Biotechnology is a changing industry that applies science and technologies to living organisms through the process of discovering, developing, manufacturing, and regulating quality of new products. Biotechnology applies to agriculture, human health and medicine, energy and environment. Biotechnology workers are employed in many industries, including, pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing; instrument, equipment and supplies manufacturing; scientifi c and technical consulting services; scientifi c and research development services; education; laboratories and government. 

Our Biotechnology AS Degree Program focuses on biomanufacturing which directly serves pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing, but also other sectors such as food and agricultural sciences, green technology, and various science-related industries.

The Biotechnology program prepares students to find employment as entry-level lab technicians in fields that may include:
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science Technicians
  • Pharmaceuticals


Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

​Upon completion of the Degree/Certificate program, students are able to:

  • Apply basic biological principles to biomanufacturing.
  • Explain and apply the processes in the biomanufacturing industry.
  • Recognize and perform industrial regulatory processes.

Program Details

Award Title Award Type Required Course Units Total Major Units GE
Biotechnology (Biomanufacturing) AS 34 34 21
Biotechnology (Biomanufacturing) C 34 34  

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