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Submitter's Information


Par Mohammadian




Los Angeles


LA Mission College

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Marla Uliana

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Program Details

Program Title

Cell and Gene Therapy

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology (043000)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

This certificate program will provide recipients with skills in culturing mammalian cells required for employment in research and industry lab environments.

Enrollment Completer Projections


Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

This certificate will prepare students with hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture and adult or embryonic stem cell culture.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


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Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

The program focuses on advanced biotechnology skills with a strong emphasis on basic mammalian cell culture techniques and specialized applications. Key skills covered include the use and maintenance of standard cell culture laboratory equipment, aseptic techniques for cell culture, methods for the growth, propagation, and maintenance of cultured mammalian cells (including stem cells), cell quantitation, cell imaging, introduction of DNA into cultured mammalian cells, laboratory safety requirements for cell culture, and the maintenance of industry-standard laboratory notebooks. Familiarity with cGMPs and FDA guidelines for the pharmaceutical and biological industries is also emphasized. Interpersonal skills are critical, as students will often collaborate with other researchers in the cultured cell work environment.

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
Biotech 2Biotechnology 24S1
Biotech 3Biotechnology 34S1
Chem 65Chemistry 654S1
Biotech 104Biotechnology 1044S2

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Los Angeles Mission College

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Marla Uliana


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Reason for program recommendation request

New Program

Place of program in college's curriculum/similar program
Certificate and AS degree programs
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Pasadena City College
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Priority Sector

Biotechnology Biomanufacturing

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Submission Details

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09/07/23 - 06:54 AM



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