Bridge to Biotechnology at Contra Costa College
The Biotechnology program at Contra Costa College offers students extensive hands-on experience with many experimental approaches and a variety of sophisticated instruments currently being used in different biotechnology companies. For more information: http://coast.contracosta.edu/websites/krolikowski/Shared%20Documents/BiotechProgramPage.aspx
Our program is modeled after a successful program called Bridge to Biosciences at City College of San Francisco. NSF funds were awarded to share this model throughout the country. It is a cohort-based program that links an introductory biotechnology lab course with math, English, and professional development courses. The algebra, writing, and reading students do in those courses is directly linked (week-by-week) with what is going on in the biotechnology lab course.
Students take 4 courses according to the following schedule:
|Monday||Psych103A (10:00-11:30-AM)||BioSc172L (12:40-1:30PM)|
|Tuesday||Math118 (9:40-11:00AM)||Engl 142B (12:40-2:30PM)|
|Thursday||Math118 (9:40-11:00AM)||Engl 142B (12:40-2:30PM)|
Pre-science, Pre-nursing, Pre-transfer, Pre-technical
BioSc172L: (Introduction to Biotechnology Lab- Katie Krolikowski)
IGETC Area 5B lab (along with BioSc172L lecture)
BioSc106 : Students will likely pass challenge exam after this course
Engl142B: (Writing: Expository – Lauren Nahas)
Ready for English 1A
Students directly experience utility of writing for other coursework
Math 118: (Elementary Algebra- Ed Cruz)
Ready for Math 120
Students understand math as a useful language, used in problem solving
Psych103A: (Personal Development for College Success- Rebecca LaCount)
Ready for college!
This was the most-valued course by the Biotech Advisory Board!
Biotechnology Assistant Certificate of Achievement (12.5 Units)
Entry-level employment (media preparation, plant/animal care, etc.)
Ready to pursue Biotechnology Technician (BioSc157/9, BioSc172)
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