Entering the Field of Biotechnology

Program Entryways



City College
San Francisco
Bridge to Biotech

Biomanufacturing Certificate Programs


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





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


Bridge to Biotech





The Bridge to Biotech provides a rigorous and engaging introduction to biotechnology. Bridge students learn essential laboratory skills while at the same time strengthening the math and language skills that they will need for success in the biotechnology certificate program.

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Bridge's Internship and Job Preparation (BIJP) Program

Students who would like to get internship and job placement assistance will have the opportunity to take advantage of the Bridge’s Internship and Job Preparation (IJP) Program.  Additional coursework during the Bridge and the following semester prepares program participants for worthwhile work as interns in local research laboratories. Job placement assistance is provided to program graduates.

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Biotech Certificate Program Courses

The biotech certificate programs provide all the classroom and hands-on laboratory training needed for entry-level employment in the areas of manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, and research and development.

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