Entering the Field of Biotechnology

Getting Started



City College
San Francisco
Bridge to Biotech

Biomanufacturing Certificate Programs


50 Phelan Avenue
Science Building 254
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 239-3627





Take the assessment test (1-½ hours) Get Advice
Start Training

In order to advise you on the best way to start your biotech training, we highly recommend that you take our diagnostic assessment. This is your first step. The diagnostic test your basic language and math skills.

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We will discuss the results of your diagnostic assessment with you and recommend what we think is the best way for you to start your biotech training. We know that different students have different needs. Our aim is to help you succeed.

Note: You might need additional math and/or language classes to improve your basic skills. Do not let this discourage you from continuing.   CCSF offers a wide range of these classes to suit your needs. In most cases, if you apply yourself, you will be ready to begin the following semester.

For those of you who are ready to begin, there are two possible entryways.

Bridge to Biotech

Biotech Certificate