Biomanufacturing Bridge

Professional Development Course

Are you interested in a career in biomanufacturing, biotechnology, or the life sciences, but need to build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills before diving in? The Biomanufacturing Bridge Course is designed to provide the essential knowledge and confidence to use the cutting-edge tools and technologies of a high-demand industry. 

The Biomanufacturing Bridge Course is a FREE, self-paced, asynchronous online program aimed at students from a wide range of educational backgrounds, including recent high school graduates, community college students, college undergraduates, and early career professionals. This intensive short-term course serves as a bridge between your current knowledge and the advanced concepts and skills needed to work in this growing industry.

The Bridge Course incorporates hands-on experience with two advanced digital tools, Labster and Autodesk Fusion 360. Upon completion, students will be prepared to enter CSU's Biomanufacturing Science and Applications certificate program.

Course 1: Science and Biology

  • Science of Living Organisms: Gain fundamental understanding of basic biology and chemistry concepts necessary for success in biomanufacturing.
  • Biotechnology Laboratory Techniques: Experience the fundamental techniques required in the field using Labster's virtual labs.

Course 2: Engineering and Design

  • Basics of CAD (Computer-Aided Design): Get introduced to CAD principles and 3D modeling software using Autodesk Fusion 360.
  • Fundamentals of Manufacturing: Explore different engineering materials, manufacturing processes, and 3D printing technologies using Fusion 360.

  • Provides a foundation in both science and engineering, making complex biomanufacturing concepts more accessible
  • Builds confidence in working with advanced technologies to succeed in biomanufacturing industries
  • Instills hands-on experience with real-world biomanufacturing applications including Labster and Autodesk Fusion 360
  • High school graduates with an interest in STEM fields
  • Community college students seeking to transition into biomanufacturing
  • Undergraduates looking to explore advanced technology career paths
  • Early career professionals wanting to pivot into biomanufacturing