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California Colleges to Offer Bachelor’s in Biomanufacturing



by Amber Nelson

For years Solano and MiraCosta Community Colleges have collaborated in offering biotechnology and biomanufacturing education to equip students to fill technician roles at nearby companies. This fall the two schools will launch identical four-year degree programs in biomanufacturing to meet the industry’s growing demand for a highly skilled workforce with increasing levels of education.

“This is the logical next step for us,” said Jim DeKloe, a biology professor and the project lead at Solano Community College. He and his colleague Dr. Ed Re developed and run the Solano College Industrial Biotechnology program.

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