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 onlineprogram 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