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Programs Related to Biotechnology

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You might also be interested in the following programs offered at the colleges of DCCCD. The catalog notes which of our seven colleges offer a particular degree or certificate.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

El Centro College offers a program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Visit for detailed information.


Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Paramedic

Brookhaven College offers a Paramedicine associate degree and certificates for EMT-basic and paramedic training, as well as several noncredit emergency medical skills certifications and the National Registry Exam for EMTs and Paramedics.

El Centro College offers a Paramedic certificate program for college credit and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program for noncredit continuing education units in cooperation with UT Southwestern Medical Center.

For more information, visit

Health Information Management

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

Medical Assisting

El Centro College offers a program in Medical Assisting. Visit for detailed information.

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Staff Services

Medical Transcription

Nursing Programs

Brookhaven College offers an Associate Degree Nursing program with an extension campus at Mountain View College.

El Centro College offers an Associate Degree Nursing program with a satellite campus at North Lake College, as well as a Vocational Nursing program, LVN to RN Advanced Placement “Bridge” program and a Perioperative Enhanced Nursing Skills certificate.

Visit for detailed information on both colleges’ programs.

Patient Care Technician

Surgical Technology

Learn to assist surgeons in the operating room in El Centro’s Surgical Technology program.  Find out more at