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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Developed in partnership with the UCSD's Division of Biological Sciences, this 3-day workshop is designed to provide a deep dive into bioreactor operations for microbial fermentations and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to optimize your fermentation processes. Save 10% when you enroll by June 21st!
4-week program starting August 5th!
This program will provide a unique and advanced educational experience in modeling carbon stocks and flows. this hands-on program will train professionals from around the world that work on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and other climate change initiatives. Now accepting applications.
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Explore two new certificate programs focusing on Biofuels. The programs will give a comprehensive view of the landscape of biofuels research and production.
Explore the unique project management challenges in the pharmaceutical or biomedical industry. This program will allow you to practice the skills to manage an effective project process through development, testing and approval for the pharma and biotech industry.
Discover the quality requirements for the production and control of biologics and drugs, and the differences between quality control and quality assurance and their interaction with manufacturing. It highlights the importance of implementing and maintaining a quality system during the early stages of drug development.
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.