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Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate Program

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Biomanufacturing technicians clean and sanitize equipment in medical and industrial settings such as the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and other materials. They utilize their knowledge of standard practices and operating procedures as well as critical thinking, good communication, and teamwork.

To address the need for biomanufacturing technicians in Southern California, a consortium was formed, comprised of three California State University campuses (Fullerton, Los Angeles, and Long Beach) and the industry association BIOCOM Institute, which represents over 1,500 companies in California. This consortium created the Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate Program in response to the industry’s need for workers in the regional labor market.

The Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate Program is scheduled to begin in January 2023..


Features & Benefits

Features and benefits of the Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate Program include:
  • The program can be completed in less than one year.
  • Learn about the types of career opportunities in the field of biotechnology.
  • Develop skills and competencies to work as a biomanufacturing technician.
  • Recognized by industry leader BIOCOM California Institute.
  • Digital badges are awarded to showcase knowledge and skills (see below).

Who Should Enroll?

The Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate Program is ideal for:

  • Those seeking entry-level job opportunities in biomanufacturing
  • Those seeking to advance in new opportunities
  • Those seeking to transition to careers in biotechnology
  • Students with a background in science but no degree, including high school graduates from Career Technical Education programs or community college students who have already earned some units
  • Recent science graduates who want to learn about biotechnology in order to fill experience requirements for entry-level job opportunities
  • Veterans who are interested in gaining medical and science experience to enter a field with growth and excellent salary potential.

Information Sessions

Find out more about the Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate Program during one of our upcoming information sessions. Read more about the program and register here for an information session.

Tuition/Fees/Financial Assistance

The cost of the Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate Program is $4,950.

Federal financial aid is not currently available for this program. However, you can apply for a private student loan.

Registration Information

Please register through Cal State Long Beach's payment portal.

Program Schedule

The Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate Program is both asynchronous (on your own time) and synchronous (scheduled class meetings). The Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate Program schedule is as follows:

Course 1: February 7 to March 25, 2023
Course 2: April 3 to May 28, 2023
Course 3: June 5 to July 25, 2023
(120 hours)

Read the Course outlines here.

To complete the program, students must:

  • Meet attendance and/or participation requirements
  • Pass all quizzes with a score of 75% or better
  • Complete all other assignments by the due dates

Digital Badges

Students who successfully complete the Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate Program are eligible to receive a Digital Badge from Cal State Long Beach's College of Professional and Continuing Education. Each Digital Badge is embedded with a link to secure and specific information confirming that the participant has obtained the necessary skills and competencies as described in the program. The badge also includes the participant’s name, the course title, and the date of completion. Badges are shareable and can be uploaded to CVs, resumes, social media profiles, or other digital platforms. Learn more about Digital Badges.

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