Southern California Biotechnology Center


The Southern California Biotechnology Center (SCBC) is a regional economic and workforce development center located at San Diego Miramar College. It serves as an “on-ramp” to Life Sciences and Biotechnology programs of study. The goal is to provide structured program pathways to Life Sciences and Biotech students, maximizing both access and success to align with Vision for Success Metrics and Guided Pathways Model.


Our Flagship Programs

For K-12 Students

Entering 5th-8th Grades:    S2 Summer Science  Program

Rising 9th Graders:    Biotech Career Jumpstart Program

11th and 12th Graders:  Biocom Institute Life Science Young Leaders High School Internship Program 


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For 9-12 Teachers

Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)


For Community College Students:

Supply Chain Experience (SCE)

Summer 2021 Grant-Funded Biotech Classes


For Job Seekers and Incumbent Workers:

Biotechnology Employment Skills Training (BEST)

Quality and GMP Training

Applied Biotech Program

Medical Lab Tech Program


SCBC Resources




Sandra Slivka, Ph.D.                                      

Rebecca Bowers-Gentry, Ph.D.