Build Your Future as a Biotechnology Biomanufacturing Technician

The Biotechnology Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate focuses on practical laboratory skills of protein biochemistry combined with training in quality assurance and quality control. The curriculum prepares a student to work in entry level positions in the field of biotechnology in high-tech industry and institutions. Employment opportunities include: biomedical industry, academic research labs, pharmaceutical, agriculture and food science labs. This Biotechnology Biomanufacturing Technician Certificate requires the completion of 19 units in required courses. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken.

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Jo Wen Wu, PhD
Professor of Biology

Kimberly Rosales, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology

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The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

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Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit:

Average Salary: 32,650 – $79,340
• Research Assistant
• Laboratory Assistant/Technician
• Quality Control Technician
• Bioprocessing/Manufacturing Tech
• Production Technician
• Glass Sterilization/Washer Tech
• Health Technologist
• Food Safety Tech
• Forensic Science Technician
• And many more!

Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Greater demand for biological and medical research is expected to increase the need for these workers.
Biotechnology research plays a key role in scientific advancements that improve people’s quality of life. One new area of biotechnology, synthetic biology, will employ biological technicians in attempts to redesign biological systems or living organisms to produce useful things, such as chemicals, in more efficient ways than are currently used. New applications of biotechnology may be the subject of research topics ranging from new ways to produce biofuels to providing new treatments for diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Jo Wen Wu, PhD

Professor of Biology

Average Salary in this Field

$32,650 to

$79,340 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Research Assistant

Forensic Science Technician

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