Degree Type

Bachelor in Science

Average Salary



Career Opportunities
Understanding Equipment

Financial Support

Financial Aid

Completing a Financial Aid application gives you access to several forms of financial assistance. If you need assistance completing the Financial Aid application, please contact the Financial Aid Office (707) 864-7103 / OR contact the Vacaville Student Service Office at (707) 863-7836. If you are a veteran, please contact (707)864-7105 / for further assistance.


Dentinger Family Foundation Biotechnology Scholarship:
Patrick and Barbara Dentinger established this scholarship in 2022. Their vision is to diversify the industry through exposure by creating opportunities for those who may otherwise not have one. Current Award Amount: $1,500

Biomanufacturing (BS) CIRM Grant Scholarship

CIRM (California Institute of Regenerative Medicine) COMPAS GRANT: The objective of the COMPASS Training Program is to prepare a diverse cadre of undergraduate students for careers in regenerative medicine through the creation of novel recruitment and support mechanisms that identify and foster untapped talent within populations that are historically under- represented in the biomedical sciences, and by combining hands-on research opportunities with strategic and structured mentorship experiences to enhance transition of students to successful careers. Current Award Amount: $5,400.00

All Scholarships:

Browse through our SCC scholarship database; there are several scholarships that you may be eligible for.

Program Events / Activities

Industry Partners, Outreach & Student Engagement

Bioreactor Run Week: Our students ran bioreactors for 24 hours and 5 days to grow transformed genetically engineered cells to produce protein. Students get to experience a process using state of the art equipment used at biomanufacturing labs across the nation.

  • When: Fall Semester – The last week of October (the week before Halloween)

Highschool Expo Outreach Event

  • When: Fall / Spring Semester

BioMarin Meet & Greet: In collaboration with BioMarin, SCC Vacaville Center hosts a yearly networking “Meet & Greet” event. This event is tailored to students who are interested or curious about the biomanufacturing industry field. Students have the opportunity to meet professionals already in the field, ask questions about working in the field, and find out more about what it takes to succeed. The goal is to expose, educate, and provide a platform where students can make long lasting connections.

  • When: Spring Semester

Check out some snapshots from our program!

Fall 2023 Bioreactor Run Week
Our students ran bioreactors for 24 hours and 5 days to grow transformed E.coli cells to produce green fluorescence protein (GFP)
Fall 2023 Bioreactor Run Week
Fall 2023 Bioreactor Run Week
Fall 2023 Bioreactor Run Week
Fall 2023 Bioreactor Run Week
Fall 2023 Bioreactor Run Week
Bioprocess Engineering Principles Course
Our students are learning how to purify and concentrate the product GFP using tangential flow filtration flow (TFF)
BioMarin Meet and Greet
BioMarin Meet and Greet event organized together with Matt Darrah from BioMarin, our industry partner.
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Info Sessions

Solano Community College (SCC) 

Biotechnology / Biomanufacturing Info Session

Program Highlights: Preparation for Industry, State-of-the-art labs & equipment, Successful job placements through our industry partnerships with Genentech, Biomarin, & Janssen. To learn more about our partnerships visit News/ Partnerships link.

  • SCC has faculty with industry experience

  • Affordable training & education

  • Evening, Weekend, & Online Courses

  • Hands on Training

Please join us to learn more about the SCC Biotechnology Program which offers Certificate of Completion, Associates of Science & a Bachelor of Science in Biomanufacturing. Our team, and either a current student or alumni will be available to answer any questions that you might have.

Meet Our Biomanufacturing Faculty

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate and reach out, we are here to help you!

Phone Number
Gulnur Sanden
Director, Biomanufacturing Program
(707) 864-7000 Ext. 5657
James DeKloe
Founder, Biotechnology Program
(707) 864-7000 Ext. 4351
Flor de Maria Cruz
Supervisor, Vacaville Center
(707) 864-7155
Student Services Office - Vacaville Center
(707) 863-7836

Contact Us Today!