Public Affairs

CSUCI, CSUDH, and SDSU Launch Certificate for High-Demand Biotech Professionals

October 22, 2009
By Erik Fallis

Three California State University campuses (Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills and San Diego) are responding to California’s workforce demand for biotech professionals with a new online certificate for Biotechnology Project Management in Quality Assurance.

The certificate is designed for professionals, with science and engineering backgrounds, who wish to advance their knowledge of the practical skills and tools needed to successfully lead, manage and optimize product development in the life sciences industry. The skills and tools taught as part of the certificate programs stem from a partnership between CSU faculty and industry experts.

"The biotechnology and other life science industries are among the nation's most promising job creators. These are high-paying, high-demand jobs that will fuel the 21st century California economy," said Susan Baxter, executive director of the CSU Program for Research and Education in Biotechnology (CSUPERB). "The state and nation's ability to compete in the global biotech market depends on educating a skilled workforce." Press Release.