Biocom Institute Technician Certification (BioTC):

The industry-approved credential for in-demand technicians.
The LA region’s Life Science industry has an urgent demand for qualified entry-level biomanufacturing technicians who are ready to work — and succeed.

The Biocom Institute Technician Certification (BioTC) is the first regional credential of its kind offered to recent graduates from LA’s bioscience and biotechnology programs to address this demand. Designed with the input of leading Life Science companies, the BioTC offers employers a clear way to identify graduates with the core competencies they seek in entry-level manufacturing technicians.

How to earn the BioTC.

To earn the BioTC, graduates must complete and pass a free assessment exam administered by Los Angeles Mission College. This two-hour exam includes 120 questions covering a broad range of fundamental knowledge and competencies employers are looking for in entry-level biomanufacturing technicians. Register for the exam here.

Next Steps

  • 1
    Register for the free assessment exam administered by LA Mission College. Remote exams are available. Register here.
  • 2
    Complete the two-hour assessment exam. Results are available immediately after completion.
  • 3
    Pass with at least a 70% exam score to earn your BioTC digital badge.
For Graduates

Benefits of earning your BioTC badge.

Designed with the input of leading Life Science companies, the BioTC is free and offers graduates a wide range of benefits, including:
  • An industry-recognized digital badge that demonstrates the candidate’s qualifications.
  • Access to the Biocom Institute Career Lab free online portal for job listings and applications.
  • Individualized no-cost career services, résumé and interview assistance, and job placement services through the Verdugo Jobs Center.
  • Opportunities for interviews with bioscience and biotechnology companies.

For Employers
Simplify your hiring process and find qualified candidates more quickly and confidently, with:
  • A centralized pool of work-ready candidates with demonstrated core competencies.
  • Faster on-boarding and training for new hires who understand the job requirements.
  • Opportunities for subsidized on-the-job training for new employees.
  • Lower turnover and costs associated with hiring and retraining new staff.
  • Improved performance, productivity, and safety among new hires.

Contact Us

To learn more, call (818) 937-8051 or email

A Unique Private/Public Partnership

The BioTC is the culmination of 10 years of collaboration between these public and private sector partners.

BioTC was additionally designed with the input of these industry leaders.