UC San Diego Extension offers a variety of courses and certificate programs to meet the continuing education needs of the sciences community. Programs support a wide range of high-level skill development for vetted industry professionals and entry level opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology and environmental sciences fields.
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Learn innovative non-animal cell based research models designed to meet lab or government requirements. Increasingly used by biomedical researchers throughout the world, the online course will help provide tools and resources for biomedical students and professionals.
Learn the requirements for moving an IVD product from concept to regulatory approval and market launch. Topics include planning for success by setting product requirements and specifications, as well as critical path management, principles of assay development, instrumentation, and more. Learn More
Receive an overview of the growing field of algae biotechnology by introducing the basics of photosynthetic
bio-manufacturing. The topics covered will include the biofuels, feeds and foods, nutraceuticals, industrial enzymes and therapeutic proteins.
Medical device development is a dynamic area for professionals considering a career in regulatory affairs and can be as simple as a Band-Aid or as highly complex as lifesaving robotic equipment.Develop the skills to
ensure quality and compliant medical devices get to the patients who need them the most.
A joint program with University of Washington, the Biotech Project Management certificate brings together two leading cities in the biotech industry. Learn project management processes for completing and delivering a biotech project within budget and on schedule, including discovery, development, testing and manufacturing processes.
Are you a regulatory or quality professional? Explore this new certificate offering curriculum complementing the rapidly expanding pace of the phamaceutical and biotechnology industries. Stay current with the latest developments and learn how about the regulatorysystems and agencies in key global regions.
UCSD offers a unique graduate degree tailored to the needs of experienced mid-career professionals in these areas:
Take an accelerated approach to developing advanced leadership and management skills.