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What IS biotechnology? The Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO, states that "biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet." Using this definition, applications for biotechnology are broad from agriculture to medicine, energy production, chemical processing, industrial manufacturing, and bioremediation (or environmental clean-up).

What can I do with a major in Biotechnology?
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The biotechnology sector is a quickly evolving industry.  According to Life Sciences & Biotech Middle Skills Workforce in California (2014): "The life sciences/biotechnology sector is best understood as a group of diverse industries with a common link--the application of biological scientific knowledge.  Biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.  The sector represents a mix of five industry sub-sectors: Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals, Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices & Equipment, Research Testing & Medical Laboratories, and Bioscience-related Distribution."

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Get Ready to Make a Difference!

The Biotechnology program at Los Angeles Mission College prepares students for entry-level work in exciting biotechnology industries, such as:

  • Agricultural Feedstock and Chemicals

  • Drugs and Pharmaceuticals

  • Medical Devices and Equipment

  • Research Testing and Medical Laboratories

  • Bioscience-related Distribution

During the program, you will get hands-on work experience in biotechnology, which harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help save lives and improve the health of the planet.
 
Upon successful completion of the required coursework, students will have acquired skills in basic laboratory techniques, safety, documentation, and good manufacturing practices.

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Press release: Congratulations to LAMC Biotech students who are among the top 10 finalists!

 

Student Services Support 



On the lamission.edu webpage near the top of the landing page, you will find a banner similar to the picture above, where you can access Student Services in one click. They have even added a Zoom Link (“Connect through Zoom”) that gives students immediate access to a Student Services representative who can assist the student with whatever they may need!

Zoom access is as follows:

8am-8pm Monday-Thursday
8am-1pm Friday
 
 

They also have the Student Success Center (SSC) Team available to assist students.
The SSC contact information is:

http://lamission.edu/Success/Home.aspx

ssc@lamission.edu

818.364.7700

To learn more about STEM career pathways please visit https://la-mission.programmapper.ws/academics.

 

Contact Us

Biotechnology Office

Center for Math & Sciences (CMS) 221

818-833-3367 (Voicemail ONLY. Please send an e-mail.)

vegakp@lamission.edu


Karen Vega
NSF ATE (Biotech), SFP Program Technician
NSF HSI, Project Coordinator
vegakp@lamission.edu - 818-833-3367
Center for Math & Sciences - CMS 221

Dr. Chander Arora
Biotechnology Faculty
ARORACP@lamission.edu - 818-364-7753
Center for Math & Sciences - CMS 225
www.lamission.edu/~aroracp

Par Mohammadian, RPh, PhD
Vice Chair of Life Sciences Department
mohammp@lamission.edu - 818 833-3424
Center for Math & Sciences - CMS 221 (Rm. 238)
www.lamission.edu/~mohammp

Dr. Stephen T. Brown
Chair of Life Sciences Department
brownst@lamission.edu - 818 364-7665
Center for Math & Sciences - CMS 227
www.lamission.edu/~brownst