Biomanufacturing Bridge

Professional Development Course

Upon registration, students can access this course on their CSULB Canvas account beginning on December 18, 2023.

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 course can be completed in approximately six hours. It serves as a bridge between current knowledge and the advanced concepts and skills needed to work in the growing industries of biomanufacturing, biotechnology, and the life sciences.

The Biomanufacturing Bridge course is designed to provide the solid foundation of knowledge and confidence to use the cutting-edge tools and technologies of a high-demand industry. The Bridge Course incorporates hands-on experience with two advanced digital tools, Labster and Autodesk Fusion 360. 

By completing a series of assignments and quizzes at the end of each lesson in this course, 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