San Diego's biotechnology pharmaceutical industries are exciting and dynamic growth sectors in the California economy. With this expansion comes ongoing challenges and the need for innovation.
UC San Diego Extension offers a broad array of courses and certificate programs to meet the continuing education needs of the life sciences community, support high-level skills development for industry professionals and career transition for those interested in entering the biotechnology field.
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July 30-August 1, 2014
This 3-day workshop is designed to provide a deep dive into bioreactor operations for microbial fermentations and equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to optimize your processes. Case studies and fermentor demonstrations will provide examples of practical application. Group discounts available!
Available through Coursera, this massive open online course (MOOC) is designed to introduce you to the issues of energy in the 21st century. You will have access to over 70 in-depth video segments, engaging assessments and assignments, and a global community to ask questions and to discuss renewable energy advancement. You can also earn credit to apply towards Extension certificates in Biofuels.
Modern drug discovery utilizes multidisciplinary project teams and oversees as many aspects of the overall drug development process as possible. Professionals in the field must be aware of and proficient in the examination of the process. Explore these certificates for the skills and knowledge needed to be successful:
The biotech industry has a distinct set of requirements for the project manager. The complex environment poses unique challenges. This joint certificate, developed in partnership with University of Washington Extension, will give you the practical, hands-on experience necessary to succeed. Next program begins in September 2014!
The versatility and power of SAS is excellent for meeting the increasing needs of data scientists. You will find this statistical package in almost every industry. Learning SAS is a huge asset. This hands-on certificate program give you a deeper understanding of this powerful statistical programming language.
Developed and taught by four world-renowned scientists at UC San Diego and Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO), this free, massive open online course (MOOC) will review climate change from a variety of perspectives. Continuing education credit is available for nominal fee. Next course starts in July!
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.