Our NSF-funded A2M program serves a diverse (71% BIPOC, 70% female, 69% first-gen) learner population in a cutting-edge STEM field, with over 90% retention rate and zero student debt. The biotech program as a whole has also grown tremendously during this time, from 35 learners in 2018 to 129 in 2021. Additionally, we have a strong pathway/on-ramp from a community college partner, including a clear articulation agreement and supportive transfer assistance utilizing an innovative model of a program navigator. Finally, this program acts as a feeder to the MS in Biotech program in the COS, serving as an additive, diverse student pathway to COS’ MS program. This helps to position CPS as a platform for growth for the rest of the university in high-demand areas.