ATTENTION! Close Alert Box

Oklahoma City Community College will open at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015; this includes the main campus, Family and Community Education Center, Capitol Hill Center, and the Professional Development Institute (PDI). All classes and activities scheduled before 1:00 p.m. are canceled. 

Parking lots and sidewalks may be slick. Please dress appropriately for the cold weather. We encourage our students and staff to use their best judgment when coming to and leaving campus.

Campus closings and delayed openings will be announced through local radio and television stations and posted on the college’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. They will also be announced through the college’s Campus Alert Notification (CAN) System.

For information about how to sign up to receive text messages and add email addresses via the CAN system, please visit http://www.occc.edu/can.

Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Discovery

Mission and Goals

The purpose of this project is to expand the pipeline of qualified high school students into the Biotechnology program at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC). The strategy is to infuse high quality Biotechnology experiences into the high schools through professional development and support of science teachers. The state of Oklahoma lists Biotechnology as a priority growth area but currently the labor pool of skilled biotechnichians does not meet demand. This project aims to interest students in Biotechnology and its career potential.

Objectives

  • To increase awareness about the role of Biotechnology in industry and biomedical advances.
  • To enhance student science learning in participating schools.
  • To promote interest in science careers.