The Board of Governor’s for the California Community Colleges approved Solano Community College to provide a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomanufacturing to begin in the 2017-18 academic year. SCC will join 14 other community colleges in the Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program. Dr. Laguerre stated, “It is a great day and a tremendous honor for SCC to be recognized as being worthy of offering a bachelor’s degree. It is a testimony of how far we have come as a college over the past six years. With faculty, staff, students, governing board and administrative dedication, we have transformed SCC into one of the best community colleges in California. This is a just reward to Solano County and Winters voters who believed in us and gave us Measure Q. This great bachelor’s degree program will be housed in one of the new buildings to be constructed with Measure Q funds. A big kudo to Drs. Crawford, Minor, Re, and Yu as well as Professor DeKloe for submitting a great proposal in the second round to get us this degree.”
Dr. John Yu, Dean of Math and Sciences, added, “This is another stamp of approval of the great programs offered at SCC. Being one of the 15 community colleges to offer a Baccalaureate degree shows that Solano College is among the best in California Community Colleges and is further evidence that SCC is on an upward trajectory and move in the right direction.” He was joined at the Board of Govenor’s meeting with President of the Board of Trustees A. Marie Young, Professor Jim DeKloe, and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Leslie Minor.
Dr. Minor shared, “I am very excited about this opportunity for our students at Solano CC to prepare for technical careers in family wage jobs that address the needs of our industry partners in the region.”
Solano joins MiraCosta College (Oceanside, Ca) in offering the Biomanufacturing program.