Citrus College--Biotechnology 110 (BIOT 110) articulates with Pasadena City College Biology 102A (BIOL 102A)--Basic Techniques.
Many of the courses in the Biotechnology program transfer to the University of California and California State Universities.
Students from this program have continued their education at:
The Universities of California, California State Universities, and private colleges/universities.
Where have our graduates been hired?
Baxter, Caltech, Codexis, Children's Hospital of LA, City of Hope, Curative, Grifols, Gilead, House Ear Institute, Kinetichem, Kite Pharma, Huntington Hospital, LA BioMed, Neumedicines, Ophidion, Pathways to Stem Cell Science, PLC Diagnostics, Protomer Technologies, USC, UCLA, SoCal Research Associates, Takeda, TransMembrane BioSciences
The curriculum at Pasadena City College prepares students to work in entry-level positions in the field of biotechnology in high-tech industry and research institutions. This is an interdisciplinary program including courses and practical training in math, chemistry, biology, computer skills, and English. Emphasis is placed on program participants developing competency for working in a laboratory environment, including; performing basic and advanced laboratory techniques; collecting, documenting, and analyzing data; and participating in short-term independent projects. Fundamental skills and workplace competencies necessary for successful employment in the biotechnology industry and in research laboratories are also emphasized.
Crescenta Valley High School (Glendale Unified School District): An articulation agreement with Crescenta Valley High School's Introduction to Biotechnology course and Biology 110 at PCC was approved in February, 2021.
Gabrielino High School (San Gabriel Unified School District)
Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School (LA Unified School District)
Temple City High School (Temple City Unified School District)
Blair High School (Pasadena Unified School District)
Industry Sector Project in Common (ISPIC)--January 2018-June 2019
*CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research (Grant TB1-01192); 2009-2016; state-funded
*CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research and Therapy (Grant #EDUC2-08398)--2016-2021; state-funded
Strong Workforce Program for Career and Technical Education--current, state-funded
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Award--ongoing
Bridges to Stem Cell Research at Pasadena City College is a stem cell training program funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state stem cell agency.