Biotechnology is a rapidly growing industry with projections for continued growth and exciting opportunities for employment. The applications of biotechnology include pharmaceuticals, agriculture, the diagnosis and treatment of disease, vaccines, forensics, and bioremediation. Moorpark College's biotechnology program has a comprehensive curriculum in bio-manufacturing. This program is designed in consultation with members of local industry (Baxter Healthcare Corporation, AMGEN Corporation, and others) to provide the essential technical experiences and training needed for this thriving field. The curriculum balances basic science courses with practical laboratory applications.