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.