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  • To expand enrollment in an existing CTE program or create a new CTE program
Metrics Projections
Enrollments   0 0 24
Completions   0 0 15
Transfers   0 0 2
2nd Quarter Employment   0 0 40
4th Quarter Employment   0 0 40
Employed in Field of Study   0 0 50
2nd Quarter Earnings   0 0 16000
Median Change in Earnings   0 0 5
Proportion Making Living Wage   -2 0 5

To increase enrollment, completions, and employment, Las Positas College will develop a new certificate program in Computational Biology. Computational Biology recognizes the importance of computing to modern biological research. Vast amounts of data are being generated with new technologies in sequencing, genomics, proteomics, and other fields. There is a strong industry need for employees with competency in bioinformatics and computations biology. A certificate program would bring together biology, computing, programming, and math/statistics to create a foundation for students to enter this high-demand fields. A Biology faculty will be given release time to develop the certificate; and, associated supplies and materials will be procured. The Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) projects 397 annual job openings for Biological Technicians/Scientists between 2014-2017. The COECCC reports an average annual total of 294 completers for Biological Technicians/Scientists from 2011-2015. The data yields an under supply of 103 for the occupations of Biological Technicians/Scientists. (Source: Data compiled by and used with the permission of the Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research; The computations biology program will meet all WIOA metrics by year three.


CTE Program Budget Detail Sheet

1000 Instructional Salaries $9,400
2000 Non-Instructional Salaries $0
3000 Employee Benefits $600
4000 Supplies and Materials $5,000
5000 Other Operating Expenses and Services $0
6000 Capital Outlay $0
7000 Other Outgo $0
  Total Direct Costs $15,000
  Total Indirect Costs $600
  Total Program Costs $15,600
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Roanna Bennie