Building Our Program



Biotechnology student
  Biotechnology student
  Biotechnology student
  Biotechnology students

Shoreline Community College's Biotechnology Lab Specialist Program is one of the only remaining programs providing instruction and lab experience for entry level technicians.


How does the SCC Biotech Program serve the industry?

By providing laboratory experience for the entry level scientist/technician.  Students receive twelve hours of training in the lab perweek and over 400 hours for the year.


Who does SCC train?

60% of our students already have 4 year degrees; they come to SCC because they don't have the skills to compete for entry level jobs in the industry.


What does SCC teach?

Media and solution preparation

Laboratory safety/working with hazardous materials

Recombinant DNA

Protein biochemistry/purification


Immunological techniques

Cell culture


What are SCC's Biotech facilities like?

3,000 square feet of teaching lab space dedicated to biotechnology courses.


How can industry help the Biotech Lab Specialist Program at SCC?

Today's need for well-trained lab technicians is greater than ever, but training is expensive both for the college and the students. Private support is needed now to continue to educate the region's excellent lab technicians at Shoreline Community College.


Your gift to the Biotech Fund provides: training scholarships, programmatic operating support, faculty support, and state-of-the art scientific equipment and supplies.


Please consider making a gift to the Biotech Fund here.  (Specify "Biotech Fund" in the Gift Designated To/Other box on the online form.)  Thanks for your support.