Bachelor in Science
Welcome To Biomanufacturing
Are you interested in biomanufacturing?
Want a dynamic and driven degree program?
Do you want to be on the forefront of scientific breakthroughs?
Are you looking for a degree that will lead you to a myriad of jobs?
You're Looking for Biomanufacturing!
With a Bachelor’s degree in Biomanufacturing, you will be on the cutting edge of new scientific breakthroughs, and will have a multitude of occupational choices awaiting you. Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing work in a variety of industries including but not limited to the pharmaceutical and medical industries, agricultural, chemical, manufacturing, mechanical, and engineering industries. Your opportunities are vast, from water treatment plants to breweries, and from biofuel development to food and beverage science. Biomanufacturing is everywhere.
Biotechnicians who perform test and collect samples, quality control analysts who track manufacturing to ensure processes are correct, epidemiologists who research human diseases and injuries, and scientists who improve products through clinical trials – these positions are in high demand and have plenty of career advancement opportunities. Depending on your area of interest, salaries range from $40,000 – $97,000 yearly, and average $74,000 per year. Biomanufacturing jobs are expected to grow a continued 20% on average in the next five years.
Another benefit of Solano Community College’s Baccalaureate program is its cost. The total cost for tuition to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing is a fraction of what it costs to obtain a degree from the California State University or University of California system.
The Biomanufacturing program has plans to expand their curriculum to include the industrial production of biofuels, biomaterials, stem cells, and other products currently manufactured using chemical rather than biological techniques.
“In biotech, manufacturing experience through our classes, mechanical aptitude, and a strong work ethic will take you much farther than advanced calculus would.”
– Jim DeKloe, SCC Biomanufacturing Faculty Member
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Biomanufacturing program will be able to:
1. Identify and critically analyze two viable options for a biomanufacturing process. The critical analysis will include the technical, financial, and environmental impact of the two options as well as the identification of the benefits and disadvantages of each.
2. Produce a professional report and presentation representing their opinion regarding the advantages of selecting a specific biomanufacturing process.
3. Demonstrate the skills needed to conduct an investigation and analysis of an Out of Specification deviation that occurred during a production step in the manufacturing of a pharmaceutical protein. The student will be able to determine the impact of the OOS deviation on the batch of protein.
4. Produce a written Corrective Action Preventative Action report in a format standard to the industry. The report will include evidence to justify their conclusions and action plan.
5. Demonstrate the ability to apply Quality by Design (QbD) principles (understanding of the product, the process, and the process control) as adopted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to design a robust, stable, and controlled manufacturing process for a protein pharmaceutical that can be carried out under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). This includes the ability to predetermine values and potential ranges of the critical quality attributes (CQAs) of the product and the critical material attributes (CMAs) of the materials. Students will also be able to determine which parameters would benefit from a Design of Experiments (DoE) approach for their optimization, and construct a strategy for experimental planning and data analysis.
6. Use a quality risk assessment approach to perform a criticality assessment to determine the Critical Process Parameters (CPPs) that would need to be monitored and controlled.
There are two Biomanufacturing Baccalaureate program options to choose from: a full-time program with a two-year completion date, and a part-time program with a three to four-year completion date. The part-time program is typically best suited for working students, and can be completed in three to four years.
Classes are held at SCC’s new Biomanufacturing building at the Vacaville Center with state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.
You will need to complete an application for enrollment in SCC’s Biomanufacturing Baccalaureate program.
A clean and easy-to-read copy of your unofficial transcripts is required in the online application. If you have taken courses from another college or institution, official transcripts must be sent in addition to uploading your unofficial transcripts, to this address:
Solano Community College
Office of Admissions and Records
ATTN: Biomanufacturing Program
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534-3197
You may also hand-deliver official transcripts that are in a sealed, unopened envelope to the Admissions & Records office at Solano’s Fairfield campus, Building 400.
Please review Steps 1-3 below and the Course Curriculum I (here) and Program Timeline (here) for further information regarding prerequisites to the Biomanufacturing program and application requirements. Failure to submit all of the required application materials will result in automatic disqualification.
To apply to the Biomanufacturing program, complete the steps below. If you have any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry and contact information, or see below for further contact information. We will be happy to assist you.
STEP 1: Review Eligibility and Application Requirements (here)
STEP 2: Have the following information available:
- Unofficial Transcripts (Applicants who attended institutions other than Solano College must submit official transcripts.)
- Solano Student ID Number
STEP 3: Apply Here!